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PDFWAC 182-551-1320

Hospice plan of care.

(1) A hospice agency must establish a written plan of care (POC) for a client that describes the hospice care to be provided. The POC must be in accordance with department of health (DOH) requirements as described in WAC 246-335-085, and meet the requirements in this section.
(2) A registered nurse or physician must conduct an initial physical assessment of a client and develop the POC with at least one other member of the hospice interdisciplinary team.
(3) At least two other hospice interdisciplinary team members must review the POC no later than two working days after it is developed.
(4) The POC must be reviewed and updated every two weeks by at least three members of the hospice interdisciplinary team that includes at least:
(a) A registered nurse;
(b) A social worker; and
(c) One other hospice interdisciplinary team member.
[WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-551-1320, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 05-18-033, § 388-551-1320, filed 8/30/05, effective 10/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.09.520, 74.08.090, 42 C.F.R. 418.22 and 418.24. WSR 99-09-007, § 388-551-1320, filed 4/9/99, effective 5/10/99.]
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