3701-19-17 Medical services.

(A) A hospice care patient may identify their own attending physician or may designate the hospice care program medical director to be their attending physician.

(B) Each hospice care program shall provide:

(1) Effective palliation and management of terminal illness and related conditions;

and

(2) Medical services which meet the medical needs of the patient that are not otherwise met by the patient's:

(a) Attending physician;

(b) A physician assistant, who is acting within his or her scope of practice under the supervision, control, and direction of a physician; or

(c) An advanced practice nurse, who is acting within his or her scope of practice and who is working in collaboration with a physician.

(C) All medical orders for treatment, procedures, tests, and medications shall be signed by:

(1) A physician;

(2) A physician assistant, who is acting within his or her scope of practice under the supervision, direction, and control of a physician; or

(3) An advanced practice nurse, who is acting within his or her scope of practice and who is working in collaboration with a physician.

Effective: 2/15/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/07/2014 and 05/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3712.03
Rule Amplifies: 3712.01, 37012.03, 3712.06
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1990, 10/17/99, 1/1/05, 8/23/09