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Statewide Implementation Team - Professionals

MOLST Statewide Implementation Team  

The Team was convened on May 12, 2010 by the Community-wide End-of-life/Palliative Care Initiative led by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to support implementation of the new DOH-5003 MOLST form and Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA). 

Statewide professional organizations and regional leaders serve on the MOLST Statewide Implementation Team.  If your organization wishes to participate, please contact Dr. Patricia Bomba, Chair at or       toll free at 1-877-718-6709.
Purpose of the MOLST Statewide Implementation Team
  • To oversee effective statewide implementation of the MOLST Program
  • To support NYSDOH implementation of the FHCDA and revision of the MOLST form to conform to the procedures and decision-making standards set forth in the FHCDA 

Goals of the MOLST Statewide Implementation Team
  • To disseminate information concerning the use of the MOLST form
  • To create a forum for discussion about implementation issues
  • To establish a centralized repository of information about MOLST and end-of-life decisions

Upcoming Monthly Meetings - TBD

Conference Call Instructions for All Team and Workgroup Meetings
Dial-in number: 1-800-747-8181
Pass code: 2384514

Public Safety Building, Step Conference Room
1190 Scottsville Road; Rochester, New York
Meeting Minutes

MOLST Statewide Implementation Team Workgroups  

Workgroups have been formed to support the many activities needed to support the MOLST Statewide Implementation Team's goals.  Members of the Team or designees from their respective organizations are welcome to participate.  Please contact Ellen Sorce at if you are interested in participating or recommending someone to serve on these workgroups.

Goal of MOLST Workgroups

Communication and Education Workgroup

  • Co-Leaders:  Deirdre Downes, LCSW and Janet Dauley-Altwarg, JD, MHA
  • Goals:  [pdf]
  • Upcoming Monthly Meetings: TBD
  • Meeting Minutes:  
    Wednesday, June 24, 2010

Consultation Workgroup

  • Co-Leaders:  Cindy Bileschi, RN, BSN and Karen Charles, CTRS
  • Goals: [pdf]
  • Agenda:
  • Upcoming Monthly Meetings:  TBD
    Meeting Minutes: 
    Tuesday, June 22, 2010

EMS Workgroup

  • Co-Leaders:  Tim Czapranski, AEMT-P and Doug Isaacs, MD
  • Goals:  [pdf]
  • Upcoming Monthly Meetings:  TBD
  • Meeting Minutes:  N/A

 eMOLST Workgroup

  • Leader:  Patricia Bomba, MD, FACP
  • Goals: [pdf]
  • Upcoming Monthly Meetings:  TBD
  • Meeting Minutes:  N/A

 Quality Improvement and Research

 Special Populations Workgroup

  • Co-Leaders:  Kim Connell, MSW and John Carroll, Esq.
  • Goals:  [pdf]
  • Upcoming Monthly Meetings:  TBD
  • Meeting Minutes:  N/A

VA Workgroup

  • Leader:  Maureen Martin, MSN
  • Goals & Monthly Meetings:  TBD 

For more information on MOLST, view MOLST for Professionals and NYSDOH and MOLST.

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