The medical director of a hospice care program shall have overall responsibility for the medical component of the program.
Interpretive guideline: The medical director shall be a physician who is either a paid or contractual staff member or volunteer whose duties shall include:
(A) Participating as a member of the interdisciplinary team or teams in the development of individual plans of care or assuring that one or more other qualified physicians participate on the team or teams;
(B) Reviewing patient medical eligibility for hospice care services;
(C) Consulting with attending physicians, when appropriate, regarding pain and symptom management;
(D) Assuring overall continuity of the hospice care program's medical services, including availability of physician services for routine and emergency situations;
(E) Acting as liaison between patients' attending physicians and the interdisciplinary team or teams;
(F) Establishing health policies for employees of the hospice care program; and
(G) Serving as liaison with community physicians, medical schools, and hospitals.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2009 and 08/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3712.03
Rule Amplifies: 3712.01 , 3712.06
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1990, 10/17/99