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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 391. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice

12VAC5-391-310. Interdisciplinary group or IDG.

A. The hospice program shall designate an interdisciplinary group or groups to provide or supervise the care and services offered by the hospice program. The IDG shall consist of:

1. The patient, the patient's primary caregiver, and patient's family;

2. The attending physician;

3. The medical director;

4. A registered nurse;

5. The social worker;

6. The pastoral or other counselor; and

7. Volunteers, if applicable.

B. The IDG shall:

1. Establish a coordinated plan of care for the services, supplies and medical appliances required for each patient;

2. Provide or supervise the care and services delivered; and

3. Periodically reassess each patient and update the patient's plan of care, as needed.

C. The IDG shall establish policies governing the day-to-day provision of the care and services. If the hospice program utilizes multiple IDGs, one IDG shall be designated in advance as responsible for establishing those policies.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-162.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. November 1, 2005.

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