According to TASS, the State Duma adopted in the second reading a bill on the provision of palliative care. The patient will now be officially entitled to pain relief with narcotic drugs.
According to the documents approved by the deputies, palliative care is "a set of measures, including medical interventions, psychological measures and care, carried out in order to improve the quality of life of terminally ill citizens and aimed at relieving pain and other severe manifestations of the disease."
The bill allows for palliative care both at home and in a day hospital. And also adds new norms for the provision of this kind of assistance "without the consent of a citizen, one of the parents or other legal representative." The decision on medical intervention will be made by the medical board or the attending physician.
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21.02.2019. The State Duma adopted in the third and final reading a bill that will introduce the right to free palliative care in all regions of Russia. Appropriate amendments will be made to the law on the basics of protecting the health of citizens. However, according to representatives of the Vera Hospice Assistance Fund, narcotic drugs for pain relief will be available to patients only at the place of registration, and not at the place of stay.