On June 7, 2017, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act (PCQCA) of 2017 to the House. Sponsors of this Act are Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rep. Blumenauer, Rep. Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).
On June 9, 2017, Senator Warner introduced the bill into the Senate.
The National POLST Paradigm is pleased to present a 2-page “section-by-section” summary of the act helpful in providing talking points and understanding the bill.
More details to be added as they become available (on this web page).
» Press release: Warner, Isakson, Blumenauer, Roe introduce bill to enhance planning options for patients with advanced illnesses
- View on Senator Warner’s website.
- View on Senator Isakson’s website.
- View on Senator Blumenauer’s website.
- View on Senator Roe’s website.
» The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 Helps Americans Dealing with Serious Illness (Press Release on Benzinga)
» Capitol Hill Briefing Stresses Personal Choices in End of Life Care: News story by Leading Age describing the Capitol Hill Briefing announcing The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 (5/8/17).
» End of Life Planning Legislation is a Personal for Lawmakers: News story by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice describing the Capitol Hill Briefing in which Senator Capito, Rep. Blumenauer, and Rep. Roe spoke in announcing The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 (5/4/17).