Okla. Admin. Code § 310:661-5-9 - Short-term inpatient care

(a) Inpatient care must be available for pain control, symptom management, and respite purposes.
(b) If the hospice has an arrangement with another facility to provide for short-term inpatient care, the arrangement is described in a written agreement, coordinated by the hospice, and at a minimum specifies that:
(1) the hospice supplies the inpatient provider a copy of the patient's plan of care and specifies the inpatient services to be furnished;
(2) the inpatient provider has established patient care policies consistent with those of the hospice and agrees to abide by the palliative care protocols and plan of care established by the hospice for its patients;
(3) the hospice patient's inpatient clinical record includes a record of all inpatient services furnished and events regarding care that occurred at the facility; that a copy of the discharge summary be provided to the hospice at the time of discharge; and that a copy of the inpatient clinical record is available to the hospice at the time of discharge;
(4) the inpatient facility has identified an individual within the facility who is responsible for the implementation of the provisions of the agreement; and
(5) the hospice retains responsibility for ensuring that the training of personnel who will be providing the patient's care in the inpatient facility has been provided and that a description of the training and the names of those giving the training are documented.


Okla. Admin. Code § 310:661-5-9
Added at 26 Ok Reg 2042, eff 6-25-09
Amended by Oklahoma Register, Volume 39, Issue 24, September 1, 2022, eff. 9/11/2022

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