3701-19-14 Nursing services.

(A) Each hospice care program shall provide nursing care and services by or under the supervision of a registered nurse. The program shall direct and staff nursing services to meet the nursing needs of all of the hospice care program's patients. The program shall specify the patient care responsibilities of nursing personnel.

(B) INTERPRETIVE GUIDELINES:

(1) A registered nurse shall be responsible for the supervision and oversight of all nursing services. It is recommended that the nursing services supervisor have education or experience or both in the nursing care needs of hospice patients and the needs of hospice patients' families.

(2) As used in this rule, "supervision" means monitoring and directing the provision of nursing care and services by record review, written or verbal instructions, review of interdisciplinary care plans, or direct observation.

(3) The hospice care program shall ensure that nursing care is available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week.

(4) The hospice care program shall ensure that all of its policies and procedures are available and accessible to all nursing personnel.

(5) The registered nurse who provides or supervises nursing services also may serve as the interdisciplinary team coordinator or team member.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/21/2004 and 07/15/2009

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3712.03

Rule Amplifies: 3712.01 to 3712.06

Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1990