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Annual Palliative Care Pilot Program

The Palliative Care Pilot Program (PCPP) was created through Senate Bill 294 (Chapter 515, Statutes 2017) to expand palliative care services. Hospice care has been limited to terminally ill patients who have agreed to forgo curative treatment. The PCPP permits hospices to provide palliative care to patients with a serious illness. "Serious illness" is defined in HSC 1747.3(k), as a condition that may result in death, regardless of the estimated length of the patient's remaining period of life.

PCPP reports for 2021 participation are due on April 30, 2022.  The reporting portal will be open December 31, 2021 - April 30, 2022.

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Licensed hospices participating in the Palliative Care Pilot Program (PCPP) are required to complete and submit a Palliative Care Pilot Program Data Report pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 1747.3(d), through the California Department of Public Health's reporting website. This report is due annually, on or before April 30 of 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025.


If you have questions about completing the Report, please contact the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Licensing and Certification Program, CHCQ Informatics Branch.

To apply to provide palliative care services, please contact the Centralized Applications Branch with a Report of Change - Change of Services request.

PHONE: (916) 552-8632

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