Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST)
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​Talk early, talk often

MOST stands for “Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment”. It is an order that tells the health care team what level of treatment you wish to receive. In any medically urgent situation, especially when you cannot speak for yourself, it is important that the health care team understands your expressed wishes for treatment and care.

Talking with your physician or nurse practitioner (MRP – Most Responsible Practitioner) will help you to better understand: 

  • your health condition
  • possible treatment choices
  • options for care that are best for you
  • which MOST designation best reflects your situation

The results of these discussions will be your physician or nurse practitioner completing the MOST Form with you.

For more information, please see the resources below: 



As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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