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Florida Administrative Code § 59A-8.020

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“Acceptance of patients or clients under the Agency for Health Care Administration regulations”  

Home health agencies must be able to communicate in a patient’s language, either through a staff person, interpreter that speaks the same language, or technology that translates so that services can be provided.

At the start of services, a home health agency must establish a written agreement between the agency and the patient. The written agreement must articulate patients’ rights, including a patient’s right to be informed and involved in his or her care and right to draft a do not resuscitate order.

Related laws:

Florida Statutes § 400.487

Florida Statutes § 400.497

Current as of June 2015