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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 391. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice
9/21/2020

12VAC5-391-80. on-Site Inspections.

A. A OLC representative shall make periodic unannounced on-site inspections of the hospice program as necessary, but not less often than biennially. The hospice program shall be responsible for correcting any deficiencies found during any on-site inspection, including deficiencies found during announced initial inspections. Compliance with all standards will be determined by the OLC according to applicable law. The administrator will be notified whenever any item in the plan of correction is determined to be unacceptable.

B. The hospice program shall make available to the OLC representative any necessary records and shall allow access to interview the agents, employees, contractors, and any person under its control, direction or supervision.

C. After the on-site inspection, the OLC representative shall discuss the findings of the inspection with the administrator or designee.

D. The administrator shall submit, within 15 working days from the date of the deficiency report, an acceptable plan for correcting any deficiencies found during an on-site inspection. The plan of correction shall contain:

1. A description of the corrective action or actions to be taken and the personnel to implement and monitor the corrective action;

2. The expected correction date;

3. A description of the measures implemented to prevent a recurrence of the violation; and

4. The signature of the hospice program's administrator.

E. The administrator shall be responsible for assuring the plan of correction is implemented and monitored so that compliance is maintained.

F. Completion of corrective actions shall not exceed 45 working days from the last day of the inspection.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. November 1, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2008.

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