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HF 3148

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/03/2022 06:42pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying the definition of palliative care; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 144A.75, subdivision 12.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 144A.75, subdivision 12, is amended to read:

Subd. 12.

Palliative care.

"Palliative care" means deleted text beginthe total active care of patients whose
disease is not responsive to curative treatment. Control of pain, of other symptoms, and of
psychological, social, and spiritual problems is paramount
deleted text endnew text begin specialized medical care for
people living with a serious illness or life-limiting condition
new text end. new text beginThis type of care is focused
on reducing the pain, symptoms, and stress of a serious illness or condition. Palliative care
is a team-based approach to care, providing essential support at any age or stage of a serious
illness or condition, and is often provided together with curative treatment.
new text endThe goal of
palliative care is deleted text beginthe achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their familiesdeleted text endnew text begin
to improve quality of life for both the patient and the patient's family or care partner
new text end.