The passage of the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Act creates state advisory council and gathers input from health care professionals on ways Nebraska can improve delivery of this type of integrated care.
Patient Quality of Life Press Releases
Governor Bullock Signs Palliative Care Legislation to Improve Quality of Life for Cancer, Chronic Disease Patients
Today, Governor Bullock offered hope to thousands of Montanans facing cancer and other chronic illnesses by signing into law House Bill 285 to improve their quality of life through palliative care.
The “Palliative Care Hospice Education and Training Act” has been introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate. This bill aims to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families by better coordinating their care and addressing the often-debilitating symptoms of disease and treatment.
Nearly a hundred cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state rode the rails on a whistle stop-style campaign train ride to the state Capitol in Santa Fe today to meet with lawmakers and gain support for cancer-fighting policies.
New Mexico Cancer Community Urges Support for Palliative Care Legislation to Improve Patient Quality of Life
New Mexicans suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses face more than just the symptoms of their disease. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) backs legislation introduced today to highlight the critical need for palliative care programs, a growing field of specialized medical care that improves the quality of life of patients and their families by focusing on relief from pain, stress and other symptoms.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and 32 other organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to update oversight rules for all diagnostic tests, including laboratory developed tests (LDTs). The groups, which represent patients, scientists, advocates, caregivers, and health care professionals, also want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to play a central role in future oversight of such tests.
“The biggest challenges Minnesotans face with receiving palliative care are a lack of education about what it is and a shortage of trained providers,” Housley explained, “An advisory council would help us determine how to address those needs in rural communities, big cities, and everywhere in between.”
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing today on H.R. 3119, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), is a major step forward in advancing quality of life for cancer patients, survivors and their families.