Improved Hawaii POLST Form 2023

If you have the pre-May 2023 Hawaiʻi POLST version, it remains valid and does not expire.

The Hawaiʻi POLST Task Force made improvements to our Hawaiʻi POLST Form, with input from local key informants, reviewing the national POLST form and best practice in other states. We encourage everyone to use the updated version of POLST.

Spot the difference in the Hawaiʻi POLST Forms?

The easiest way to spot the difference with the new POLST form: it does not have the logo with the island chain in the 2023 POLST form.

All changes of our improved Hawaiʻi POLST form explained

Dr. Daniel Fischberg explains in this 15-minute video step-by-step the 2023 improvements of the Hawaiʻi POLST form. As a bonus he explains the difference between an Advance Directive and POLST as well.

  • Social workers, nurses and other healthcare professionals can help you fill out your own POLST form, but it MUST be signed by your Physician or APRN or PA in order to be valid.