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-- A qualified person who possesses the education and experience required by
the hospice's governing body. The administrator reports to the governing body
and is responsible for the day to day operation of the hospice.
2.2. Department. -- West Virginia Department
of Health and Human Resources.
Director. -- The official designated by the Secretary of the West Virginia
Department of Health and Human Resources as his or her designee unless
otherwise specifically noted. This individual is the Director of the Office of
Health Facility Licensure and Certification or his or her designee.
2.4. Emergency Medication Kits. -- Medication
provided in the home that is not routine for the patient and may be required
for emergency symptom management.
2.5. Governing Body. -- The designated
persons assuming full legal authority and responsibility for the management of
the hospice, the provision of all hospice services, its fiscal operations, and
continuous quality assessment and performance improvement.
2.6. Hospice. -- a coordinated program of
home and inpatient care provided under the direction of an identifiable hospice
administration which provides palliative and supportive medical and other
health services to terminally ill individuals and their families. Hospice uses
a medically directed interdisciplinary team. A hospice program of care provides
care to meet the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and other special
needs which are experienced during the final stages of illness and during dying
Hospice Facility. -- A satellite location of a hospice that provides inpatient
services directly at a facility provided by the Director.
2.8. NFPA. -- National Fire Protection
2.9. Restraint. -- Any
medication used to control behavior or to restrict the patient's freedom of
movement which is not part of the standard treatment for a patient's medical or
psychiatric condition or any physical or mechanical device, material, or
equipment attached to the patient's body that he or she cannot easily remove
and restricts freedom of movement or normal access of the patient to his or her
2.10. Satellite Location. --
A state approved location that provides hospice care and services within a
portion of the total geographic area served by the hospice provider. The
satellite location is part of the hospice and shares the same name,
administration, and services in a manner that renders it unnecessary for the
satellite location to independently meet this rule.