What are my rights?
A MOST form — standing for medical orders for scope of treatment — is a document used in hospitals, residential care and community care settings. It should be used to facilitate a conversation with your doctor about your values and wishes for care. You may encounter a MOST form when you’re chronically ill or near end-of-life, and major health care decisions are looming. Learn what they are and how they impact your rights.
“My Mom entered residential care last year. She expressed a general preference to receive medical attention at the care home when possible. The doctor noted this in a MOST form. When Mom got pneumonia, legally, the care home still had to check in with her about whether she wanted to be treated at the hospital. The MOST couldn’t be used as a blanket directive for her care.”
– Jeorge, Vancouver