(Dec 12) The CSPCP issued a press release regarding the passage of Bill C-277 – An Act providing for the Development of a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada.
Read the release here: Press Release
CSPCP President Dr. David Henderson will present to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on October 19, 2017. He will advocate for acceptance of Bill C-277 on behalf of the CSPCP.
Dr. Henderson recommends that the Federal Government “Establish a well funded secretariat and form a small nimble high level working group made up from key national organizations to start working on implementation. Focus needs to be on administrative cost containment so funds see their way to delivery of services!” Links to his presentation are below.
We are pleased to report that private member’s bill C-277, an Act providing for the Development of a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada, has passed third reading in the House of Commons. It is being reviewed by the Senate this month (June 2017).
The CSPCP participated in a joint press release with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, the Canadian Medical Association, and the Canadian Nurses Association to express our appreciation.
The CSPCP is already engaging with the Senate to ask their support for the bill.