State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced that the Ohio House has passed House Bill 286, legislation sponsored by Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) related to palliative care.

The bill would establish the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council and the Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program, which would both work with the Ohio Department of Health regarding matters related to palliative care. This type of care helps to improve the quality of life for a patient by reducing symptoms and pain associated with a serious illness.

The goal of these initiatives would be to further integrate palliative care into mainstream medicine and ensure the public has access to information and education on palliative care.

“This bill has personal significance to myself as I’ve been a hospice volunteer for quite a while,” said Keller. “I’ve seen the issues patients and families face going through palliative care. I’m proud to have supported House Bill 286, which in turn will help so many families.” 

House Bill 286 would also require certain health care facilities to identify patients who could benefit from palliative care and facilitate access to the care.

The bill now awaits consideration by the Ohio Senate.

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