Senate Bill No. 417: Palliative and End of Life Care Act of 2013
All government and private hospitals and health centers are encouraged to provide palliative care and end of life services to all patients with life-threatening illness. This measure calls for the establishment of community-based hospice units and palliative care centers in local government units in order to alleviate the burden of the family of a terminally ill patient.
Date filed: 03 July 2013
Author: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
Status: Pending in the Committee 05 August 2013