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 attending physician or an advanced practice nurse, acting within his or her scope of practice and working in collaboration with an attending physician.

(C) Interpretive guidelines:

(1) Oversight of the provision of medical services generally is the responsibility of the hospice care program's medical director, pursuant to rule 3701-19-10 of the Administrative Code. The medical director also complements the attending physician's care by providing or arranging for the provision of care to meet the patient's needs that are not met by the attending physician.

(2) All medical orders for treatment, procedures, tests, and medications shall be signed by a physician or an advanced practice nurse, who is acting within his or her scope of practice and who is working in collaboration with a physician.

Effective: 08/23/2009
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 , 3712.03 , 3712.06
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1990, 10/17/99, 1/1/05