Does my state need a "palliative care law" for me to be declared a palliative care patient ?

QuestionsCategory: QuestionsDoes my state need a "palliative care law" for me to be declared a palliative care patient ?
Robin M. Armstrong-Arntz asked 5 months ago

I am referring to palliative care for life limiting, ADL interfering chronic illness–not hospice.My husband and I have done hours of research. We found a certificate physicians can print and send to insurance company, pharmacy and put in the chart–yet I believe the state has to have a palliative care law.  I know the federal government has made progress on this front, yet we are confused! Thanks for all your great work!

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Jeffrey FudinJeffrey Fudin Staff answered 5 months ago

Robin, Irrespective of state law, insurance companies can make their own policies.  Consider contacting your insurance company and ask them what they need.