Department of Public Health
AL ADC 420-5-17-.09
Hospice Contracted Services
Type of Recognition:
(2) When a provider of a hospice care program arranges for a hospital, a home providing nursing care, or home health agency to furnish a component or components of the hospice care program to its patient, the care shall be provided by a licensed, certified, or accredited hospital, inpatient hospice, home providing nursing care, or home health agency pursuant to a written contract under which:
(a) The provider of a hospice care program furnishes to the contractor a copy of the hospice patient's interdisciplinary plan of care which specifies the care that is to be furnished by the contractor.
(b) The regimen described in the established plan of care is continued while the hospice patient receives care from the contractor, subject to the patient's needs, and with approval of the coordinator of the interdisciplinary team.
(c) All care, treatment, and services furnished by the contractor are entered into the patient's medical record.
(d) The designated coordinator of the interdisciplinary team ensures conformance with the established plan of care.
(e) The contractor complies with the requirements of these rules.
(f) Those hospices not providing inpatient care shall encourage any hospital contracting for inpatient care to offer temporary limited privileges to the hospice patient's attending physician while the hospice patient is receiving inpatient care from the hospital.