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Administration; forms; fees; rules; inspections; fines.
F.S. 400.605
400.605 Administration; forms; fees; rules; inspections; fines.
(1) The agency shall by rule establish minimum standards and procedures for a hospice pursuant to this part. The rules must include:
(a) The qualifications of professional and ancillary personnel to ensure the provision of appropriate and adequate hospice care.
(b) Standards and procedures for the administrative management of a hospice.
(c) Standards for hospice services that ensure the provision of quality patient care.
(d) Components of a patient plan of care.
(e) Procedures relating to the implementation of advanced directives and do-not-resuscitate orders.
(f) Procedures for maintaining and ensuring confidentiality of patient records.
(g) Standards for hospice care provided in freestanding inpatient facilities that are not otherwise licensed medical facilities and in residential care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family-care homes, and hospice residential units and facilities.
(h) Components of a comprehensive emergency management plan, developed in consultation with the Department of Health and the Division of Emergency Management.
(i) Standards and procedures relating to the establishment and activities of a quality assurance and utilization review committee.
(j) Components and procedures relating to the collection of patient demographic data and other information on the provision of hospice care in this state.
(2) In accordance with s. 408.805, an applicant or licensee shall pay a fee for each license application submitted under this part, part II of chapter 408, and applicable rules. The amount of the fee shall be established by rule and may not exceed $1,200 per biennium.
(3) In accordance with s. 408.811, the agency shall conduct annual inspections of all licensees, except that licensure inspections may be conducted biennially for hospices having a 3-year record of substantial compliance. The agency shall conduct such inspections and investigations as are necessary in order to determine the state of compliance with the provisions of this part, part II of chapter 408, and applicable rules.
(4) In accordance with part II of chapter 408, the agency may impose an administrative fine for any violation of the provisions of this part, part II of chapter 408, or applicable rules.
History.s. 2, ch. 79-186; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 69, 79, 83, ch. 83-181; s. 13, ch. 91-282; ss. 4, 14, ch. 93-179; s. 59, ch. 95-418; s. 1, ch. 99-139; s. 15, ch. 2000-140; s. 2, ch. 2005-191; s. 85, ch. 2007-230; s. 278, ch. 2011-142; s. 4, ch. 2019-11.