Supported Legislation

Throughout each two-year Congressional session, HAN staff works together with the leadership of NHPCO, including the Public Policy Committee, to consider various pieces of legislation directly impacting the hospice and end-of-life care community. In many cases, NHPCO will take a position of support for legislation that will advance our cause.

Care Planning Act of 2015 (S.1549)/ Personalize Your Care Act (H.R. 5555)
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Rural Access to Hospice Act (S. 2786)
Summary

Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 3119/ S. 2748)
Background (AAHPM)
Letter of Support (7/22/2015)

Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act of 2015 (H.R. 1202/S. 1354)
Background (American Academy of Physician Assistants)
House Letter of Support (4/1/2015)
Senate Letter of Support (5/18/2015)

Hospice Care Access Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3037)
Background

Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act (H.R. 4059/S. 2297)
Summary
Letter of Support (12/3/2015)

Hospice CARE Act (H.R.  2208)
Background
Letter of Support (5/6/2015)

Compassionate Care Act (S. 2961)
Summary
Letter of Support (UPDATED 5/20/16)

The current status of all NHPCO/NHPCO HAN supported legislation is tracked through our Legislative Action Center.