§ 23-89-2. Establishment of palliative care consumer and professional information and education program.
(a) There is hereby created and established a statewide "Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program" within the department of health.
(b) The purpose of the palliative care consumer and professional information and education program shall be to maximize the effectiveness of palliative care initiatives in the state by ensuring that comprehensive and accurate information and education about palliative care is available to the public, healthcare providers, and healthcare facilities.
(c) The department of health shall publish on its website information and resources, including links to external resources, about palliative care delivery for the public, healthcare providers, and healthcare facilities. This shall include, but not limited to, continuing educational opportunities for healthcare providers; information about palliative care delivery in the home, primary, secondary, and tertiary environments; best practices for palliative care delivery; and consumer educational materials and referral information for palliative care, including hospice.
(d) The department of health may develop and implement any other initiatives regarding palliative care services and education that the director determines would further the purposes of this subsection.
(e) The department shall consult with the palliative care and quality of life interdisciplinary advisory council in implementing this section.
(P.L. 2013, ch. 332, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 421, § 1.)