A recently received question from one a California Tuesday Tip subscriber about reporting discharge from hospice:
“Is a facility required to notify Community Care Licensing when a resident is discharged from hospice?”
The short answer is yes. Regulation 87633(g) states:
“In addition to the reporting requirements specified in Section 87211, Reporting Requirements, the licensee shall submit a report to the Department when a terminally ill resident’s hospice services are interrupted or discontinued for any reason other than the death of the resident, including refusal of hospice care or discharge from hospice.”
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