Hospice Waiver (Facility Hospice Care Waiver)

Understanding California's Oversight & Regulation

Pursuant to Title 22, §87101(f)(1), a  "facility hospice care waiver"  means ". . . a waiver from the limitation on retention of residents who require more care and supervision than other residents and residents who are bedridden other than for temporary illness."  This ". . . waiver granted by [CCLD] will permit the retention in a facility of a designated maximum number of terminally ill residents who are receiving hospice services from a hospice agency."   The ". . . waiver will apply only to those residents who are receiving hospice care in compliance with a hospice care plan meeting the requirements. . ."  of Title 22, §87633.

Hospice waivers are frequently posted near the facility license.  A facility's license should also accurately reflect the number of state-approved hospice waivers.

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