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Florida Statutes § 400.6095

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“Patient admission; assessment; plan of care; discharge; death under the public health law”

Each hospice must make its services available to all terminally ill persons and their families without regard to age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis, cost of therapy, ability to pay, or life circumstances. A hospice may not impose any value or belief system on its patients or their families and must respect the values and belief systems of its patients or their families.

At the time of admission, a hospice must inquire whether advance directives have been executed. Hospices are responsible for providing patients with information about their patient rights, including their right to execute an advance directive.

Each hospice, in collaboration with the patient and the patient’s physician, must prepare and maintain a plan of care for each patient. The plan of care must be included in the patient’s medical record.

If a hospice patient chooses to be discharged or transferred to another hospice, the hospice must arrange for continuing care and services and complete a comprehensive discharge summary for the receiving provider.

The hospice care team may withhold or withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation if presented with an order not to resuscitate.

Current as of June 2015