Federal Bill Calls for Bereavement Care Consensus Standards

Proposed federal legislation could advance the development of an evidence-based definition of “high-quality” bereavement care.

The language appears in the 2023 appropriations bill for the departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and related agencies. Considered “report language,” the bereavement portion of the bill is a recommendation to federal agencies to pursue its stated objectives. However, if enacted, the bill would not actually require them to take action.

The legislation “encourages” the U.S. Agency for Health Research & Quality to develop consensus standards on what constitutes high-quality grief and bereavement care, in partnership with the National Quality Forum and hospice providers, among others.

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