Truly Agreed, 2016

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SCS HB 1682, 2016    (New Section - Proposed Language)

191.1085. 1. There is hereby established the "Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program" within the department of health and senior services.
     2. The purpose of the program is to maximize the effectiveness of palliative care in this state by ensuring that comprehensive and accurate information and education about palliative care is available to the public, health care providers, and health care facilities.
     3. The department shall publish on its website information and resources, including links to external resources, about palliative care for the public, health care providers, and health care facilities, including but not limited to:
     (1) Continuing education opportunities for health care providers;
     (2) Information about palliative care delivery in the home, primary, secondary, and tertiary environments; and
     (3) Consumer educational materials and referral information for palliative care, including hospice.
     4. Each hospital in this state is encouraged to have a palliative care presence on its intranet or internet website which provides links to one or more of the following organizations: the Institute of Medicine, the Center to Advance Palliative Care, the Supportive Care Coalition, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the National Institute on Aging.
     5. Each hospital in this state is encouraged to have patient education information about palliative care available for distribution to patients.
     6. The department shall consult with the palliative care and quality of life interdisciplinary council established in section 191.1080 in implementing the section.
     7. The department may promulgate rules to implement the provisions of sections 191.1075 to 191.1085. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in sections 191.1075 to 191.1085 shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. Sections 191.1075 to 191.1085 and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2016, shall be invalid and void.
     8. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 23.253 to the contrary, the program authorized under this section shall automatically expire on August 28, 2022.


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