COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices
The guidance document linked below is intended for organizations that have health care workers (licensed and unlicensed staff) and personal caregivers who provide care to individuals at their home residence or community-based settings. It provides general infection prevention and control guidance in relation to prevention of COVID-19 transmission.
Types of hospice licenses
“Hospice care” means a centrally administered program of palliative services and supportive services provided by an interdisciplinary team directed by a physician. The program includes the provision of physical, psychological, custodial and spiritual care for persons who are terminally ill and their families. The care may be provided in the home, at a residential facility or at a medical facility at any time of the day or night. The term includes the supportive care and services provided to the family after the patient dies.
“Facility for hospice care” means a facility which is operated to provide hospice care.
State Laws and Regulations
- Hospice care
- Facility for Hospice Care
Licensing and Applications
To apply for a license to operate a hospice agency, you must complete the following:
Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services SOM (State Operations Manual – Federal Regulations/Guidelines)
To apply for CMS certification as a hospice agency, you must provide the following: