Featuring Ellen M. DiPaola, JD, President and CEO of Honoring Choices Massachusetts
Ellen M. DiPaola, JD, is the President and CEO of Honoring Choices Massachusetts. She chairs the Guardianship-Serious Illness Advisory Group, co-sponsored by Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association. Ms. DiPaola is the co-chair of the MOLST to POLST Advisory Group, MA Coalition for Serious Illness Care. Ms. DiPaola is the state representative to National POLST, chairing their Patient-Consumer Education Workgroup.
Ms. DiPaola will review the significant challenges in our current MOLST program, and review the proposed MA adoption of the National POLST Program, which includes a new National POLST form and a MA ePOLST Registry. She will ask for your feedback on proposed recommendations to improve the legal-medical-court alignment to ensure due process protections and the delivery of timely, equitable care for all seriously ill adults under guardianship.