Public Notice of Intent

Palliative and End-of-Life Care


Designation Number: CAN/HSO 13001

Standards notification on a: New Standard

Type of Standard: Health Service Provider

Status: Open for comment (15 days)

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

Scope: HSO’s Palliative and End-of-Life Standard is designed to target adult populations, including seniors. 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.​

Project Need: This standard is being developed to provide organizations that offer palliative and end-of-life care services with guidance on how to ensure quality and safety for clients and their families. The scope includes adult and senior populations and is applicable across settings where services are provided, including hospitals, hospices, and the home and community.

Proposed Timeline: 2020

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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