Federal - HR 1676

Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA)

Introduced

March 22, 2017

Description

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 285

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  • July 24, 2018 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Congressional Record p. S5265

  • July 23, 2018 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H6605

  • July 23, 2018 — Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H6602-H6605

  • July 16, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Walden, (R-Ore.)
  • July 12, 2018 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    July 12, 2018 — Committee Vote: Palliative and Hospice Care — Vote to Report

    Allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to operate palliative care and hospice education centers, and to existing education centers to provide additional instruction on palliative care.

    The bill also would require the secretary to establish awards to promote career development of hospice and palliative care physicians, and help establish fellowship programs in palliative care, providing up to $150,000 at twenty-four locations. It also would authorize $44.1 million annually through fiscal 2023.

    It would expand advanced education nursing grants and nursing retention grants to include awards for training in hospice and palliative care, and authorize up to $5 million annually through fiscal 2023 for palliative care training programs in hospice, home and long-term care settings.

    It also would require the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to establish a national education and awareness campaign about the benefits of palliative care. It also would direct the National Institutes of Health to expand research programs in palliative care.

    Allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to operate palliative care and hospice education centers, and to existing education centers to provide additional instruction on palliative care.

    The bill also would require the secretary to establish awards to promote career development of hospice and palliative care physicians, and help establish fellowship programs in palliative care, providing up to $150,000 at twenty-four locations. It also would authorize $44.1 million annually through fiscal 2023.

    It would expand advanced education nursing grants and nursing retention grants to include awards for training in hospice and palliative care, and authorize up to $5 million annually through fiscal 2023 for palliative care training programs in hospice, home and long-term care settings.

    It also would require the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to establish a national education and awareness campaign about the benefits of palliative care. It also would direct the National Institutes of Health to expand research programs in palliative care.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.
  • June 29, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Hudson, (R-N.C.)McMorris Rodgers, (R-Wash.)
  • June 28, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Sewell, (D-Ala.)
  • June 27, 2018 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health.

    June 27, 2018 — Subcommittee Vote: End-of-Life Care Workforce — Substitute Amendment
      G. Green, D-Texas —

    Substitute amendment that would reduce to $15 million from $44 million the amount authorized annually for palliative care and hospice career incentive awards. It would require programs receiving such grants or contracts to support collaboration between multiple specialty training programs. It also would strike the findings section from the bill.

    Substitute amendment that would reduce to $15 million from $44 million the amount authorized annually for palliative care and hospice career incentive awards. It would require programs receiving such grants or contracts to support collaboration between multiple specialty training programs. It also would strike the findings section from the bill.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    June 27, 2018 — Subcommittee Vote: End-of-Life Care Workforce — Vote to Approve

    Allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to operate palliative care and hospice education centers, and to existing education centers to provide additional instruction on palliative care. It would require the HHS secretary to establish awards to promote career development of hospice and palliative care physicians, and help establish fellowship programs in palliative care, providing up to $150,000 at 24 locations. It would authorize $44.1 million annually through fiscal 2023.

    It also would expand advanced education nursing grants and nursing retention grants to include awards for training in hospice and palliative care, and authorize up to $5 million annually through fiscal 2023 for palliative care training programs in hospice, home and long-term care settings.

    It would require the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to establish a national education and awareness campaign about the benefits of palliative care. It also would direct the National Institutes of Health to expand research programs in palliative care.

    Allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to operate palliative care and hospice education centers, and to existing education centers to provide additional instruction on palliative care. It would require the HHS secretary to establish awards to promote career development of hospice and palliative care physicians, and help establish fellowship programs in palliative care, providing up to $150,000 at 24 locations. It would authorize $44.1 million annually through fiscal 2023.

    It also would expand advanced education nursing grants and nursing retention grants to include awards for training in hospice and palliative care, and authorize up to $5 million annually through fiscal 2023 for palliative care training programs in hospice, home and long-term care settings.

    It would require the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to establish a national education and awareness campaign about the benefits of palliative care. It also would direct the National Institutes of Health to expand research programs in palliative care.

    Approved for full committee consideration (as amended) by voice vote.
  • June 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Gabbard, (D-Hawaii)Lewis, Jason (R-Minn.)
    Latta, (R-Ohio)Ross, (R-Fla.)
  • June 25, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cleaver (D-Mo.)
  • June 22, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Torres, (D-Calif.)
  • June 20, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Upton, (R-Mich.)
  • June 12, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Thornberry, (R-Texas)
  • June 6, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Olson, (R-Texas)
  • May 25, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Comstock, (R-Va.)
  • May 22, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Stewart, (R-Utah)
  • May 15, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Bacon, (R-Neb.)
  • May 1, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Evans, (D-Pa.)Lynch, (D-Mass.)
  • April 27, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Marshall, (R-Kan.)
  • April 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Espaillat, (D-N.Y.)
  • April 12, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)
  • April 9, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Castor, (D-Fla.)
  • April 5, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Amodei, (R-Nev.)Lowey, (D-N.Y.)
  • April 2, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Meeks, (D-N.Y.)
  • March 21, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Davis, D. (D-Ill.)
  • March 14, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Carbajal, (D-Calif.)
  • Feb. 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Gallagher, (R-Wis.)Mooney, (R-W.Va.)
  • Feb. 14, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Titus, (D-Nev.)
  • Feb. 13, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Ruiz, (D-Calif.)
  • Feb. 8, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Payne (D-N.J.)
  • Feb. 2, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Bustos, (D-Ill.)Kelly, R. (D-Ill.)
  • Jan. 11, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Levin, (D-Mich.)
  • Jan. 8, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Moore, (D-Wis.)
  • Dec. 11, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Conaway, (R-Texas)Marino, (R-Pa.)
  • Dec. 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Posey, (R-Fla.)
  • Dec. 4, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Allen, (R-Ga.)Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Smucker, (R-Pa.)
  • Nov. 16, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Bishop, M. (R-Mich.)Takano, (D-Calif.)
  • Nov. 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Ferguson, (R-Ga.)Hanabusa, (D-Hawaii)Peters, S. (D-Calif.)
  • Nov. 8, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Frelinghuysen, (R-N.J.)Johnson, H. (D-Ga.)
  • Nov. 7, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Aguilar, (D-Calif.)Mullin, (R-Okla.)
  • Nov. 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 11

    Blunt Rochester, (D-Del.)Lawrence, (D-Mich.)Sires, (D-N.J.)
    Fudge, (D-Ohio)Polis, (D-Colo.)Slaughter, (D-N.Y.)
    Green, G. (D-Texas)Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)Smith, Adam (D-Wash.)
    Krishnamoorthi, (D-Ill.)Richmond, (D-La.)
  • Nov. 1, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Bishop, S. (D-Ga.)Rogers, H. (R-Ky.)
    Kelly, T. (R-Miss.)Sanchez, (D-Calif.)
  • Oct. 19, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Barragan, (D-Calif.)
  • Oct. 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Norton, (D-D.C.)Schweikert, (R-Ariz.)
  • Oct. 10, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    O'Rourke, (D-Texas)
  • Oct. 5, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Brown, A. (D-Md.)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)
    Kustoff, (R-Tenn.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
  • Oct. 4, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Capuano, (D-Mass.)MacArthur, (R-N.J.)
  • Oct. 2, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Brady, R. (D-Pa.)LaMalfa, (R-Calif.)
  • Sept. 28, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)Tipton, (R-Colo.)
  • Sept. 26, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Kildee, (D-Mich.)Rutherford, (R-Fla.)
  • Sept. 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Flores, (R-Texas)Murphy, S. (D-Fla.)
    Crowley, (D-N.Y.)Hice, (R-Ga.)Ruppersberger, (D-Md.)
  • Sept. 18, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Kind, (D-Wis.)Scott, A. (R-Ga.)
  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 8

    Clark, K. (D-Mass.)Larson, J. (D-Conn.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Dent, (R-Pa.)Marchant, (R-Texas)Turner, (R-Ohio)
    Jeffries, (D-N.Y.)McEachin, (D-Va.)
  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Bass, (D-Calif.)Rosen, (D-Nev.)
    Doyle, (D-Pa.)Sessions, (R-Texas)
  • Sept. 8, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    DeSaulnier, (D-Calif.)Valadao, (R-Calif.)
  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 14

    Bera, (D-Calif.)Davis, S. (D-Calif.)Himes, (D-Conn.)
    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Delaney, (D-Md.)Langevin, (D-R.I.)
    Boyle, (D-Pa.)DeLauro, (D-Conn.)Lujan Grisham, M. (D-N.M.)
    Bucshon, (R-Ind.)Foster, (D-Ill.)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Green, A. (D-Texas)
  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Davis, R. (R-Ill.)Meng, (D-N.Y.)Simpson, (R-Idaho)
    Kennedy, Joseph P. (D-Mass.)Raskin, (D-Md.)
  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Collins, D. (R-Ga.)Jayapal, (D-Wash.)
  • Aug. 4, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Herrera Beutler, (R-Wash.)McGovern, (D-Mass.)Wilson, F. (D-Fla.)
  • July 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Curbelo, (R-Fla.)Quigley, (D-Ill.)
  • July 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Tsongas, (D-Mass.)
  • July 19, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Chu, (D-Calif.)Nolan, (D-Minn.)Roybal-Allard, (D-Calif.)
    Clay, (D-Mo.)Pascrell (D-N.J.)Suozzi, (D-N.Y.)
    Conyers (D-Mich.)Perlmutter, (D-Colo.)Visclosky, (D-Ind.)
  • July 17, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Kuster, (D-N.H.)Newhouse, (R-Wash.)
  • July 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Denham, (R-Calif.)Keating, (D-Mass.)Pocan, (D-Wis.)
    Gibbs, (R-Ohio)Norcross, (D-N.J.)Wasserman Schultz, (D-Fla.)
  • July 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Mast, (R-Fla.)Scott, D. (D-Ga.)
  • July 11, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Adams, (D-N.C.)Kaptur, (D-Ohio)
    Brooks, S. (R-Ind.)Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla.)
  • June 29, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Crist, (D-Fla.)McCaul, (R-Texas)
  • June 28, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Beatty, (D-Ohio)Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)
  • June 27, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Hastings, (D-Fla.)
  • June 22, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Faso, (R-N.Y.)Serrano, (D-N.Y.)
  • June 21, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)LaHood, (R-Ill.)
    Ellison, (D-Minn.)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)
  • June 20, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Costello, (R-Pa.)Katko, (R-N.Y.)Watson Coleman, (D-N.J.)
    Garamendi, (D-Calif.)McNerney, (D-Calif.)
  • June 16, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Higgins, B. (D-N.Y.)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
  • June 15, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
  • June 14, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Kilmer, (D-Wash.)Long, (R-Mo.)
    Knight, (R-Calif.)Vargas, (D-Calif.)
  • June 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Maloney, S.P. (D-N.Y.)
  • June 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Carson, (D-Ind.)Trott, (R-Mich.)
  • June 2, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Sarbanes, (D-Md.)Soto, (D-Fla.)Thompson, G. (R-Pa.)
  • May 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Emmer, (R-Minn.)Thompson, B. (D-Miss.)
  • May 22, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Demings, (D-Fla.)Reichert, (R-Wash.)
  • May 18, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Doggett, (D-Texas)Yarmuth, (D-Ky.)
  • May 15, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Bost, (R-Ill.)Shea-Porter, (D-N.H.)
  • May 11, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 16

    Brownley, (D-Calif.)Khanna, (D-Calif.)Schneider, (D-Ill.)
    Cummings, (D-Md.)LoBiondo, (R-N.J.)Schrader, (D-Ore.)
    Deutch, (D-Fla.)Loebsack, (D-Iowa)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
    Dingell, (D-Mich.)Murphy, T. (R-Pa.)Young, David (R-Iowa)
    Eshoo, (D-Calif.)Paulsen, (R-Minn.)
    Jenkins, E. (R-W.Va.)Poliquin, (R-Maine)
  • May 3, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Lawson, (D-Fla.)
  • May 2, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Hultgren, (R-Ill.)
  • May 1, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Bordallo, (D-Guam)Connolly, (D-Va.)Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)
  • April 28, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Cardenas, (D-Calif.)Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)Esty, (D-Conn.)
  • April 27, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Comer, (R-Ky.)Lujan, B.R. (D-N.M.)
  • April 26, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)Wittman, (R-Va.)
  • April 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 8

    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Cramer, (R-N.D.)Meehan, (R-Pa.)
    Coffman, (R-Colo.)Farenthold, (R-Texas)Pingree, (D-Maine)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Huffman, (D-Calif.)
  • April 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 10

    Guthrie, (R-Ky.)Lipinski, (D-Ill.)Walz, (D-Minn.)
    Kihuen, (D-Nev.)Panetta, (D-Calif.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
    Larsen, R. (D-Wash.)Price, (D-N.C.)
    Lieu, (D-Calif.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
  • April 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 11

    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)McKinley, (R-W.Va.)Yoder, (R-Kan.)
    Cook, (R-Calif.)O'Halleran, (D-Ariz.)Young, Don (R-Alaska)
    Gottheimer, (D-N.J.)Smith, J. (R-Mo.)Zeldin, (R-N.Y.)
    Lance, (R-N.J.)Stefanik, (R-N.Y.)
  • April 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Moulton, (D-Mass.)Waters, Maxine (D-Calif.)
  • April 5, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Lofgren, (D-Calif.)Roskam, (R-Ill.)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)
  • April 4, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Bridenstine, (R-Okla.)Donovan, (R-N.Y.)Lowenthal, (D-Calif.)
    Costa, (D-Calif.)Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)
  • April 3, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 18

    Barr, (R-Ky.)Gallego, (D-Ariz.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)Joyce, (R-Ohio)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)
    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)King, P. (R-N.Y.)Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)
    DeGette, (D-Colo.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
    Duncan, John (R-Tenn.)Matsui, (D-Calif.)Thompson, M. (D-Calif.)
    Frankel, (D-Fla.)Peterson, (D-Minn.)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
  • March 29, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Harper, (R-Miss.)Rush, (D-Ill.)
  • March 28, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    DelBene, (D-Wash.)Heck, (D-Wash.)McCollum, (D-Minn.)
  • March 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kinzinger, (R-Ill.)
  • March 22, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 2

    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)Reed, T. (R-N.Y.)
  • March 22, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce.Congressional Record p. H2348