Public Notice of Intent

Palliative and End-of-Life Care


Designation Number: TBD

Standards notification on a: New Standard

Type of Standard: Health Service Provider

Standard Number: HSO 13001

Status: Open for comment (15 days)

Responsible Technical Committee: TC028 – Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Scope: HSO is developing a new standard called Palliative and End-of-Life Care (previously known as Hospice, Palliative, End-of-Life Care), and will specifically target adult populations including seniors.

Project Need: HSO is convening a standards Technical Committee to develop the standard for Palliative and End-of-Life Care. Palliative and end-of-life care is an approach to care delivery provided to those living with life-threatening conditions or serious illnesses. It focuses on improving quality of life, reducing physical and psychological symptoms, ensuring that clients have a peaceful and dignified death, and providing support to families and caregivers.

This standard is intended for use by client organizations that offer palliative and end-of-life care services. The standard is designed for adult and senior populations and is applicable across settings where services are provided, including hospitals, hospices, and the home and community.

Proposed Timeline: Spring 2019

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Contact Information: Organizations interested to support the development of this standard or wanting to be consulted as a stakeholder during the development process may contact us at Individuals, including patients, providers, health leaders and the members of the public are encouraged to provide comments through stakeholder organizations.


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