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General requirements for hospice care programs after licensure – Ohio Admin. Code 3701-19-07

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As a condition of licensure, hospice programs are required to do the following:

  • Establish an interdisciplinary plan of care for each hospice patient and his family that:
    • Is coordinated by one designated individual who will ensure that all components of the plan of care are addressed and implemented;
    • Addresses maintenance of patient-family participation in decision making; and
    • Is periodically reviewed by the patient’s attending physician and his interdisciplinary team.
  • Have an interdisciplinary team(s) that provides or supervises the provision of care and establishes policies governing the provision of care; and
  • Maintain central clinical records on all hospice patients under its care.

If a hospice program intends to cease its operation, it is recommended that the program develop a written discharge plan to be placed in each patient’s record and obtain the patient’s or his authorized representative’s approval for release of clinical record information to the entity that will assume responsibility for the patient’s and family’s care.

Current as of June 2015