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H.R. 1676 (115th): Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.

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Sponsor and status

Eliot Engel

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2018
Length: 22 pages
Mar 22, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 23, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


285 Cosponsors (170 Democrats, 115 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Smith Awarded Prestigious National Public Service Award from American Heart Association
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 27, 2017

House E&C subcommittee members advance draft PAHPA bill to combat biological threats
    — Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 29, 2018

Walberg, House Advance Legislation to Lower Health Care Premiums, Increase Patient Choice
    — Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7] on Jul 26, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1676 will add $87 million in new spending through 2023.
Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care
Alzheimer's Impact Movement The Alzheimer's Association and AIM proudly support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act(S. 693/H.R. 1676) and its goal of ensuring a high-quality palliative care and hospice workforce.


Mar 22, 2017

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Jun 27, 2018
Considered by Health

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Jul 12, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Jul 23, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 1676 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1676. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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