1.1.P.05 Palliative care (CA, CP)

Definition

Palliative care aims to enhance a person's quality of life where death is not necessarily imminent.

Palliative care is referenced in pre 1 July 2009 CP legislation, in the Child Disability Assessment Determination 2001. After 1 July 2009, palliative care is referenced in the Disability Care Load (Child) Determination 2010 (Schedule 3 Part 2 Medical conditions).

Act reference: SSAct pre-1 July 2009 section 197(1)-'profoundly disabled child'

Last reviewed: 11 May 2015