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Rule 3701-19-10 | Medical director.


(A) The medical director of a hospice care program shall be a physician and have overall responsibility for the medical components of the program. The medical director shall be either a paid or contractual staff member or a volunteer.

(B) The duties of the medical director shall include:

(1) Participating as a member of the interdisciplinary team or teams in the development of individual plans of care or assuring that one or more other qualified physicians participate on the team or teams;

(2) Reviewing patient medical eligibility for hospice care services;

(3) Maintaining responsibility and authority over all other physicians employed by the hospice care program;

(4) Consulting with attending physicians, when appropriate, regarding pain and symptom management;

(5) Assuring overall continuity of the hospice care program's medical services, including availability of physician services for both routine and emergency situations;

(6) Acting as liaison between patients' attending physicians and the interdisciplinary team or teams;

(7) Establishing health policies for employees of the hospice care program; and

(8) Serving as liaison with community physicians, medical schools, healthcare facilities, and hospitals.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3712.03
Amplifies: 3712.01, 3712.06
Five Year Review Date: 1/13/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1990, 10/17/1999, 8/23/2009, 2/15/2015