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OR Senate Approves Expanded Palliative Care Bill

(Salem, OR)  --  A bill aimed at expanding palliative care is heading to the Oregon House Of Representatives after getting passed by the Senate Monday.  Senate Bill 177 passed with a 26-0 vote.  The bill would allow more Oregonians access to important palliative health care services if the state's numerous hospice organizations could provide them.  Palliative care is patient and family centered medical care that focuses on quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families.

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