42 CFR § 440.80 - Private duty nursing services.

Private duty nursing services means nursing services for beneficiaries who require more individual and continuous care than is available from a visiting nurse or routinely provided by the nursing staff of the hospital or skilled nursing facility. These services are provided -

(a) By a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse;

(b) Under the direction of the beneficiary's physician; and

(c) To a beneficiary in one or more of the following locations at the option of the State -

(1) His or her own home;

(2) A hospital; or

(3) A skilled nursing facility.

[52 FR 47934, Dec. 17, 1987]