Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Hospice Program Licensing Act. Changes the definition of terminally ill to include a patient that has a life expectancy of one year or less (rather than 6 months or less). Makes changes in the definition of "hospice service plan". Makes changes in the provisions concerning application for a license. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (Department of Public Health)
There is no additional fiscal impact estimated as a result of this change in the statute. The change impacts who can apply for licensure and the patients that can be accepted to a hospice program.