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4664.0420 PATIENT AREAS.

Subpart 1.

Comfort and privacy.

A hospice provider that operates a residential hospice facility must design and equip areas for the comfort and privacy of each hospice patient and hospice patient's family.

Subp. 2.

Physical space.

Each residential hospice facility must have:

A.

physical space for private patient and family visiting; and

B.

accommodations for the hospice patient's family to remain with the patient throughout the night.

Subp. 3.

Visitors.

A hospice provider that operates a residential hospice facility must ensure that hospice patients are permitted to receive visitors, including small children, at any hour.

Subp. 4.

Furnishings.

Furnishings of a residential hospice facility must be home-like and noninstitutional. Lounge furniture must be provided in the living room, recreational, and social spaces. Accessories such as wallpaper, bedspreads, carpets, and lamps must be selected to create a home-like atmosphere. Provision must be made for each hospice patient to bring items from home to place in the bedroom to the extent that available space provides. All fixtures, furniture, and furnishings, including windows, draperies, curtains, and carpets, must be kept clean and must be maintained in a serviceable condition.

Subp. 5.

Fines.

For each violation of the following subparts, the stated fine shall be assessed:

A.

subpart 1, $200;

B.

subpart 2, $200;

C.

subpart 3, $100; and

D.

subpart 4, $200.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144A.752

History:

28 SR 1639

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007