(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) A registered nurse shall be responsible for the supervision and oversight of all nursing services.
(C) 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.
(D) The hospice care program shall ensure that nursing care is available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week:
(1) To provide services to hospice care program patient's; and
(2) In each inpatient facility used to provide inpatient care to its patients.
(E) The registered nurse who provides or supervises the provision of nursing services also may serve as the interdisciplinary team coordinator or team member.