10A NCAC 13K .0303       ADMINISTRATIVE FINANCIAL AND STATISTICAL RECORDS

(a)  The hospice shall establish, maintain and make available for inspection the hospice annual budget.

(b)  The hospice shall record, maintain and make available to the Department statistical records as requested.  Records shall include:  hours worked by staff, including patient family volunteers; patient census information regarding the numbers of referrals, admissions and discharges; and patient diagnoses and service location (home or inpatient).

(c)  Records shall be retained for a period of not less than five years.

(d)  When a hospice agency or facility operates as a part of a health care facility licensed under Article 5 or 6 of G.S. 131E, or as part of a larger diversified agency, records of hospice activities and expenditures that are separate and identifiable shall be maintained for the hospice agency.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑202;

Eff. November 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1996; November 1, 1989.