(A) Each hospice care program shall make medical social services available to each patient and his or her family as needed. Medical social services shall be provided by a social worker under the direction of a physician. For the purposes of this rule, a physician's approval of a patient's interdisciplinary plan of care shall constitute direction.
(B) The medical social service needs of each hospice patient and his or her family shall be considered in conjunction with other services when the interdisciplinary team reviews the patient's and family's status.
(C) Medical social services shall be provided in a timely manner in accordance with hospice care program's policy.