Hospice Rules

Pursuant to GS 150B-21.3A, Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules, all rules are reviewed at least every 10 years, or they shall expire. As a result of the periodic review of Subchapter 10A NCAC 13K, Hospice Licensing Rules, these five rules were part of the 18 rules that were determined as “Necessary With Substantive Public Interest," requiring readoption.  With input from stakeholders, substantive changes have been made to these proposed rules. The proposed rules incorporate current standards updates to delete definitions and to reference definitions to General Statute. The proposed rules update language and nomenclature, and update the reference for TB testing guidelines for at-risk employees. The proposed rules update and clarify outdated language and General Statute references to resident rights. In addition, the proposed rules incorporate technical changes to clarify wording, correct grammar, remove ambiguous words, and to add a reference and wording for incorporation of material in a rule by reference.