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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 391. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice
9/23/2020

12VAC5-391-90. Home Visits.

A. As part of any inspection, an OLC representative may conduct home visits subject to obtaining consent from the patient and the patient's family or caretaker.

B. The hospice program shall be responsible for arranging in-home visits with patients, family members, and caregivers for the OLC representative.

C. The hospice program shall explain clearly to the patient, patient's family or caretaker, that a home visit is voluntary and that refusal to consent to a home visit will in no way affect the patient's care.

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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