|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