State Duma MPs to draft bill on palliative care for gravely ill persons
MOSCOW, October 24 (RAPSI) – The State Duma lawmakers are working on a bill that writes down a right of patients to receive palliative care on the whole territory of Russia, the statement on the official VKontakte account of the lower house of parliament reads on Tuesday.
The bill introduces a special status for patients requiring palliative care and regulates procedures related to organization and provision of this type of care for both children and adults.
MP Petr Tolstoy expressed hope that work on the document will be completed before the New Year. He added that there is a need for clear rules regulating sensitive fields such as oncology and palliative care not only for officials but for doctors too.