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Original name: Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Hospiz- und Palliativversorgung Hospiz- und Palliativgesetz (HPG)
Name: Act to improve hospice and palliative care.
Country: Germany
Subject(s): Medical care and sickness benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2015-12-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Bundesgesetzblatt Teil I, 2015-12-07, vol. 48, pp. 2114-2118
ISN: DEU-2015-L-101621
Bibliography: Bundesgesetzblatt Teil I, 2015-12-07, vol. 48, pp. 2114-2118
Act on-line in German Act on-line in German Gesetze im Internet, Federal Ministry of Justice - Bundesministerium der Justiz, Germany PDF PDF (consulted on 2016-03-31)
Abstract/Citation: The objective of the Act is to provide better care for seriously ill and dying people. The new rules should contribute to palliative and hospice care especially in rural areas, to ensure and strengthen hospice culture.
New section to the Social Code - Book V:
39b Hospice and palliative care through health insurance
132g Health care plan for the last life cycle.
Amended text(s):

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