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The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) Introduced in U.S. Senate

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (S.2080) has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV). We applaud their leadership in offering and championing this critical legislation. PCHETA has already been introduced in the US House of Representatives (H.R. 647), with strong bipartisan support from over 240 cosponsors.

PCHETA would promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, as well as increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care in accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools and social work schools. The bill would also implement a public awareness and engagement campaign for individuals and providers, focused on educating stakeholders on the benefits of palliative care and hospice.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank the bill’s co-sponsors, Senator Angus King (I-ME), Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), for their support of this important legislation.

C-TAC commends this bipartisan group of lawmakers for their commitment to improving hospice and palliative care across the United States, and looks forward to working with them and our partners to ensure swift passage of this critical legislation. For more information about PCHETA, please click here. To learn more about C-TAC’s legislative and regulatory efforts, please contact Policy & Advocacy Manager Davis Baird at DBaird@theCTAC.org.

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