W. Va. Code R. § 64-54-1 - General

Current through Register Vol. XXXVIII, No. 51, December 23, 2021

1.1. Scope. -- This legislative rule establishes general standards and procedures for the licensure of hospice programs in West Virginia.
1.2. Authority. -- W. Va. Code §16-5I.
1.3. Filing Date. -- April 11, 2008.
1.4. Effective Date. -- May 1, 2008.
1.5. Repeal of Former Rule. -- This legislative rule repeals and replaces Licensure of Hospice Care Programs, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Legislative Rules, 64CSR54, effective 1989.
1.6. Applicability. -- This rule applies to any person, partnership, association or corporation and any local governmental unit or any division, department, board or agency thereof establishing, conducting, managing or operating a hospice. The hospice shall be in compliance with the standards in this rule and shall be evaluated independently from compliance with other licensure standards. A hospice may share staff, space, physical facilities and equipment or other components only if the requirements of each applicable rule are satisfied in full.
1.7. Enforcement. -- This rule is enforced by the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources or his or her other lawful designee.
1.8. Purpose. -- The purpose of this rule is to ensure that all West Virginia hospices conform to a common set of standards and procedures. All standards and procedures are minimum requirements whereby hospices may be surveyed and evaluated to ensure the health and safety of all patients treated in West Virginia hospices.


W. Va. Code R. § 64-54-1

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