42 CFR 418.62 - Condition of participation: Licensed professional services.

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§ 418.62 Condition of participation: Licensed professional services.

(a) Licensed professional services provided directly or under arrangement must be authorized, delivered, and supervised only by health care professionals who meet the appropriate qualifications specified under § 418.114 and who practice under the hospice's policies and procedures.

(b) Licensed professionals must actively participate in the coordination of all aspects of the patient's hospice care, in accordance with current professional standards and practice, including participating in ongoing interdisciplinary comprehensive assessments, developing and evaluating the plan of care, and contributing to patient and family counseling and education; and

(c) Licensed professionals must participate in the hospice's quality assessment and performance improvement program and hospice sponsored in-service training.

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