10A NCAC 14C .1501      DEFINITIONS

The following definitions shall apply to all rules in this Section:

(1)           "Bereavement counseling" means counseling provided to a hospice patient's family or significant others to assist them in dealing with issues of grief and loss.

(2)           "Caregiver" means the person whom the patient designates to provide the patient with emotional support, physical care, or both.

(3)           "Care plan" means a plan as defined in 10A NCAC 13K .0102 of the Hospice Licensing Rules.

(4)           "Continuous care" means care as defined in 42 CFR 418.204, the Hospice Medicare Regulations.

(5)           "Homemaker services" means services provided to assist the patient with personal care, maintenance of a safe and healthy environment and implementation of the patient's care plan.

(6)           "Hospice" means any coordinated program of home care as defined in G.S. 131E-176(13a).

(7)           "Hospice inpatient facility" means a facility as defined in G.S. 131E-176(13b).

(8)           "Hospice services" means services as defined in G.S. 131E-201(5b).

(9)           "Hospice staff" means personnel as defined in 10A NCAC 13K .0102 of the Hospice Licensing Rules.

(10)         "Interdisciplinary team" means personnel as defined in G.S. 131E-201(6).

(11)         "Palliative care" means treatment as defined in G.S. 131E-201(8).

(12)         "Respite care" means care provided as defined in 42 CFR 418.98.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-177(1);

Eff. July 1, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2003;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2006.