New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council

The New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council was created by Public Health Law, Section 2807-n. in 2007. Council members were appointed by the Commissioner of Health and in accordance with the law included representatives from the following types of organizations and/or with subject-matter expertise in the following areas: medical schools and hospital organizations; medical academies; patient advocates; organizations broadly representative of physicians, internal medicine, family physicians, nursing, social work, hospice, home care, neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, surgery, and the hospital philanthropic community; the Task Force on Life and the Law; and the Council on Graduate Medical Education.

Chapter 318 of the Laws of 2014 directed the Council to make recommendations to the Commissioner of Health, Commissioner of Education, the Chancellor of the State University of New York and the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Committees on Health, Education and Higher Education with regard to the need, approaches and resources to provide for palliative care education and training in state certified schools of nursing and social work, as well as in practice settings at the health care provider facility or agency level.

The Council completed its final charge in 2018 by releasing Recommendations of the New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council (April 2018) (PDF)

Resources for Education Available in Practice Settings for Nurses and Social Workers

Education for Multiple Health Care Professions:

Education for Nurses:

Education for Social Workers:

Other Resources

New York State Laws Related to Palliative Care

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report: Dying in America (2014), Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Advance Care Planning (rule for payment)

List of certifications in palliative care with links to certifying bodies