Archive for Tag: end-of-life care

Now law: Public awareness campaign promoting advance care planning and end-of-life care

TRENTON, NJ – The governor signed a bill (A4682/S3118) this week, sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, that establishes an awareness campaign in the state Health Department to encourage community-wide conversations about advanced care planning and end-of-life care. “End-of-life discussions are difficult, but necessary. When people are prepared to have...

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Munoz bills on end-of-life planning and palliative care head to governor’s desk

TRENTON, NJ –The Assembly voted today to advance three bills sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz that aim to improve care for patients with serious illnesses or dealing with end-of-life issues. The first bill (A4683) requires certain medical facilities to undertake end-of-life planning and training. It requires health providers...

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Munoz bills ensuring better treatment with end-of-life and palliative care advance

TRENTON, NJ – The Assembly Health Committee advanced two bills, sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, aimed to strengthen treatment for patients with serious illnesses or dealing with end-of-life issues. The first bill (A4683) requires certain medical facilities to undertake end-of-life planning and training. “It’s very important to make sure...

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Murphy signs Munoz bill improving end-of-life care in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy today allows patients nearing the end of their lives to have more control of their care. Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz sponsored the bill (S11109/2144) after serving on the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care. The new law was a...

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Assembly passes Munoz end-of-life care legislation

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation approved today by the Assembly allows patients nearing the end of their lives to have more control of their care. The bill (S1109/A2144), sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, authorizes physician assistants to sign Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms. It now moves to the governor’s...

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GOP lawmakers seek protections in ‘aid in dying’ bill before Murphy signs it into law

TRENTON, N.J. – In a letter sent to the Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso seek additional protections to legislation recently passed by the Legislature allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication. They are asking the governor to use his veto to advocate...

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Munoz end-of-life care bill advances

TRENTON, N.J. – People nearing the end of their lives will have more control of their care under legislation approved today by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz sponsors the bill (S1109/A2144) allowing physician assistants to sign Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms. “End of...

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