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Provision of services – Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3712.06

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Hospice programs must comply with the following requirements:

  • Provide a planned and continuous hospice care program; 
  • Establish an interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient and his family that meets the following requirements:
    • The plan must be coordinated by one designated individual;
    • The plan must address maintenance of patient-family participation in decision-making; and 
    • The plan must be periodically reviewed by the patient’s attending physician and his interdisciplinary team.
  • Have an interdisciplinary team that provides or supervises the provision of care and establishes policies governing the provision of the care; and
  • Maintain central clinical records on all patients under its care.

Hospice program providers may contract with hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies to furnish component(s) of the program; such contracts must include the following provisions:

  • The contractor must receive a copy of the patient’s interdisciplinary plan of care;
  • The contractor must continue the regimen established in the plan of care;
  • The contractor must enter all furnished care, treatment and services into the patient’s medical record;
  • The designated coordinator of the interdisciplinary team must ensure the contractor’s conformance with the established plan of care; and
  • The medical record and discharge summary maintained by the contractor will be retained as part of the patient’s medical record.  

Current as of June 2015