Identify need and provide support for palliative care
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To amend sections 3702.51, 3702.594, 3712.01, and 4731.054 and to enact sections 3701.36, 3701.361, 3701.362, 3712.10, and 3712.11 of the Revised Code to create the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council and a related education program, to require identification of patients and residents who could benefit from palliative care, to authorize hospice care programs to provide palliative care in their inpatient facilities or units to non-hospice patients, to specify that Medicaid coverage for palliative care is not being expanded, to modify the pain management clinic licensing law relative to certain palliative care patients, and to authorize the Director of Health to approve the transfer of certain nursing home beds to a facility in a contiguous county.
Effective DateMarch 20, 2019
CommitteesSenate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee
House Aging and Long Term Care Committee