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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 391. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice
7/13/2020

12VAC5-391-446. Financial Controls and Patient Funds.

A. All financial records, including resident funds, shall be kept according to generally accepted accounting principles.

B. Hospice facilities choosing to handle patient funds shall, upon receipt of a patient's written delegation of this responsibility:

1. Give the patient at least a quarterly accounting of financial transactions made on his behalf and shall permit the patient access to the records of financial transactions made on his behalf at least once a month;

2. Purchase a surety bond or otherwise provide assurance for the security of all personal funds deposited with the facility; and

3. Provide for separate accounting of patient funds.

C. In the event the hospice facility is sold, the provider shall verify that all patient funds have been transferred or returned to the patient and shall obtain a signed receipt from the new owner of all patient funds transferred. Upon receipt, the new owner shall provide an accounting of resident funds transferred to the respective patient.

D. When a patient with funds deposited with the facility leaves or is discharged, the facility shall give a final accounting, within 30 days, of those funds to the patient or the individual administering the patient's estate and, if appropriate, refund any money due.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. March 2, 2011.

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