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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: October 7, 2021 10:11 AM
From: Representative Karen Boback
To: All House members
Subject: Legislation – Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Community-Based Palliative Care (Adult Day -Care)
I will be introducing legislation to establish an adult day-care program to be known as “Community-Based Palliative Care” within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (“DMVA”). It will authorize the DMVA to administer non-hospital specialized medical care in a veterans’ home or with a partner in a related health care facility licensed by the Department of Health, to veterans who are living with a serious illness.

For veterans facing challenging medical conditions or illness, palliative care can provide relief from pain and suffering – and can offer additional benefits for family members who may be acting as a veteran’s informal caregiver. The ultimate goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family, regardless of diagnosis.

We have a deep feeling of gratitude and admiration toward the men and women who have served our country and the Community-Based Palliative Care program will provide an additional layer of support for these veterans and their families.

I hope you will join me in sponsoring this important bill to ensure that veterans have greater access to the health care they need and deserve.

Introduced as HB1972