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S.641: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act
About this Bill
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|Sponsor||Ron Wyden, D-Ore.|
|Total Cosponsors||24 (23 Democrats, 1 Independent)|
|Introduced||March 21, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||March 21, 2013|
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Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants or contracts for the establishment or operation of Palliative Care and Hospice Education Centers.
Requires such Centers to: (1) improve the training of health professionals in palliative care for individuals with serious or life-threatening illnesses; (2) develop and disseminate related curricula; (3) support the training and retraining of faculty to provide instruction in palliative care; (4) support continuing education of health professionals who provide palliative care; (5) provide students with clinical training in palliative care in long-term care facilities, home care, hospices, chronic and acute disease hospitals, and ambulatory care centers; and (6) establish traineeships for individuals preparing for advanced education nursing degrees in palliative care.
Authorizes the Secretary to make gra...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|March 21, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|