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S. 693 (115th): Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

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A bill 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

Tammy Baldwin

Sponsor. Senator for Wisconsin. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017
Length: 29 pages
Mar 22, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 22, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


56 Cosponsors (38 Democrats, 17 Republicans, 1 Independent)

See Instead

H.R. 1676 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Jul 23, 2018


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Fischer Backs Bipartisan Bill to Improve Palliative and End-of-Life Care
    — Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 15, 2017

Cramer-supported bills on palliative care, suicide prevention and precision ag advance through committee
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jul 12, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

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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S. 693 (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 S. 693. 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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