3701.361 Palliative care consumer and professional information and education program.

The palliative care consumer and professional information and education program is hereby established in the department of health. The purpose of the program is to maximize the effectiveness of palliative care initiatives in this state by ensuring that comprehensive and accurate information and education on palliative care is available to health care facilities, other health care providers, and the public.

The department shall publish on its internet web site information on palliative care, including information on continuing education opportunities for health care professionals; information about palliative care delivery in a patient's home and in primary, secondary, and tertiary environments; best practices for palliative care delivery; and consumer educational materials and referral information on palliative care, including hospice. The department may develop and implement other initiatives regarding palliative care and education as the department considers appropriate.

In implementing this section, the department shall consult with the palliative care and quality of life interdisciplinary council created under section 3701.36 of the Revised Code.


Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 286, §1, eff. 3/20/2019.