Title: Section 48.10 - Definitions

Effective Date

06/23/2010

48.10 Definitions

(a)
Palliative careshall mean the active, interdisciplinary care of patients with serious, life-threatening, advanced, or life limiting illness, focusing on relief of distressing physical and psychosocial symptoms and meeting spiritual needs. Its goal is achievement of the best quality of life for patients and families.

(b)
Palliative care certified medical schoolshall be a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited medical school in New York State which is an institution granting a degree of doctor of medicine or of osteopathic medicine in accordance with regulations by the Commissioner of Education under subdivision two of section sixty-five hundred twenty-four of the education law, and which meets the following criteria:

(1) one or more faculty does clinical work or teaching relevant to palliative care; and/or

(2) contains an element of the preclinical or clinical curriculum relevant to palliative care; and

(3) is certified by the Commissioner or his or her designee in conformance with Subdivision (a) of Section 48.20 of this Part.

Relevant work, teaching, or curriculum may include, but is not limited to, didactic coursework or training related to one of the following eight domains of quality palliative care relating to populations with serious or life-threatening illnesses: (1) structure and process of care, (2) physical aspects of care, (3) psychological and psychiatric aspects of care, (4) social aspects of care, (5) spiritual, religious, and existential aspects of care, (6) cultural aspects of care, (7) care of the imminently dying patient, and (8) ethical and legal aspects of care.

(c)
Palliative care certified residency programshall be a graduate medical education program in New York State accredited and in good standing by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and which meets the following criteria:

(1) is sponsored by one of the following specialties that have incorporated Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) as a subspecialty:

(i) anesthesiology;
(ii) emergency medicine;
(iii) family medicine;
(iv) internal medicine;
(v) pediatrics;
(vi) physical medicine and rehabilitation;
(vii) psychiatry and neurology;
(viii) radiology;
(ix) surgery; or
(x) obstetrics and gynecology; and

(2) contains an element of the teaching curriculum is identified as relevant to palliative care; and

(3) is certified by the Commissioner or his or her designee in conformance with Subdivision (b) of Section 48.20 of this Part.

Relevant work, teaching, or curriculum may include, but is not limited to, didactic coursework or training related to one of the following eight domains of quality palliative care, relating to populations with serious or life-threatening illnesses: (1) structure and process of care, (2) physical aspects of care, (3) psychological and psychiatric aspects of care, (4) social aspects of care, (5) spiritual, religious, and existential aspects of care, (6) cultural aspects of care, (7) care of the imminently dying patient, and (8) ethical and legal aspects of care.

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VOLUME A-1 (Title 10)

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