In 2018, the Governor signed Senate Sub for House Bill 2031 (PDF) that created both a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council (PC-QOL), as well as the State Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program and is further supported by K.S.A. 65-1260 and K.S.A. 65-1261.
The PC-QOL Council consists of a variety of professionals who have palliative care work experience or expertise in palliative care delivery models. They come from a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community settings, like acute care, long-term care, or hospice. At least one member of the council is a patient or caregiver with experience with palliative care.
The council is actively developing a Palliative Care State Plan. In addition, to:
- Making recommendations to KDHE on the establishment, maintenance, operation, and outcomes of palliative care initiatives in the state and the effectiveness of our program.
- Maximizing effectiveness of palliative care initiatives across the state.
- Ensuring comprehensive and accurate information and education about palliative care is available to all Kansans.
Meet the Council
Thirteen appointed members with a broad range of knowledge and various backgrounds serve on the council for a term of three years.