New Florida Licensure Requirements

Are you renewal ready? The Florida Department of Health has changed the license renewal process, and clinicians are now required to report continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) course completions prior to license renewal.   To view licensing requirements … Continue reading

Get Your Affairs in Order – Before It’s Too Late

 By Avow It was a beautiful day in May when Jessica received the call informing her that her father had succumbed to a fatal heart attack. “Dad” was 77 and apparently suffering from undetected heart disease. The loss came as … Continue reading

FHPCA Announces 2015 Executive Committee Chairs

FHPCA is proud to announce the Executive Committee Committee Chairs for 2015. The Committee Chairs drive FHPCA’s strategic plan initiatives and work hard to ensure FHPCA’s mission to assure excellence and access to hospice care, and advocate for the needs … Continue reading

FHPCA Announces 2015 Officers

Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) is pleased to announce position changes to its Board Leadership and Executive Committee for 2015.   Susan de Cuba, MA, ACHE, President & CEO, Treasure Coast Hospice, served as FHPCA’s Internal Vice President … Continue reading

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Courtesy of HPH Hospice   Picture this: Your mother has broken her arm and it’s time to make her traditional pecan pie for the holidays.   It’s easy to see that it would be difficult for her to make the … Continue reading

November is Hospice Month

November is Hospice & Palliative Care Month (read Governor Scott’s proclamation) and a great time to learn more about the wonderful services hospice and palliative care provides patients and families.   What is hospice and palliative care?  Hospice and palliative … Continue reading

Response to CBS’s 60 Minute report “Ending Life”

By Paul Ledford, President & CEO, FHPCA In 2010, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association adopted a position in opposition to physician-assisted suicide. It is our commitment to the value of life and to the optimization of the quality of … Continue reading

DEA Releases New Rules That Create Convenient But Safe and Secure Prescription Drug Disposal Options

This article is from the US Department of Justice + Drug Enforcement Administration   On September 8th the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) Final Rule for the Disposal of Controlled Substances, which implements the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month, and FHPCA wants to remind women everywhere to get tested early. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women over the age of 40 get an annual mammogram and a clinical physical examination. For … Continue reading

IMPACT Bill Passes

(Alexandria, VA) – Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), legislation which includes hospice integrity provisions that are backed by the hospice community. The National Hospice and … Continue reading