W. Va. Code R. § 64-54-2 - Definitions

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

2.1. Administrator. -- 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.
2.3. 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 and bereavement.
2.7. Inpatient 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 Association.
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 body.
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.


W. Va. Code R. § 64-54-2

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