DAR File No. 41965
This rule was published in the August 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 16) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 41965
Filed: 07/31/2017 10:05:40 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this rule amendment is to define which Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification courses can be utilized to obtain CPR Certification, and to amend incorrect references and wording. The Health Facility Committee reviewed and approved these rule amendments on 05/10/2017.
Summary of the rule or change:
The rule amendment defines which courses can be utilized to certify Hospice staff in CPR. This amendment also corrects many outdated references and corrects errors.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Title 26, Chapter 21
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the state budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the local government budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the small businesses budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to businesses, individuals, local governments, and persons that are not small businesses because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to affected persons because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There will be no fiscal impact on business.
Joseph Miner, MD, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Health
Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing
3760 S HIGHLAND DR
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84106
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Joel Hoffman at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2804, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Joseph Miner, Executive Director
R432. Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing.
R432-750. Hospice Rule.
The hospice administrator shall maintain qualified personnel who are competent to perform their respective duties, services, and functions.
(1) The agency shall develop and implement written policies and procedures that address the following:
(a) job descriptions, qualifications, and validation of licensure or certificates of completion as appropriate for the position held;
(b) orientation for direct and contract employees, and volunteers;
(c) criteria for, and frequency of, performance evaluations;
(d) work schedules; method and period of payment; fringe benefits such as sick leave, vacation, and insurance;
(e) frequency and documentation of in-service training; and
(f) contents of personnel files of employed and volunteer staff.
(2) Each employee must provide within 45 days of hire proof of registration, certification, or licensure as required by the Utah Department of Commerce.
(3) The agency shall establish and implement a policy and procedure for health screening of all agency personnel.
(a) An employee placement health evaluation to include at least a health inventory shall be completed when an employee is hired.
(b) The health inventory shall obtain at least the employee's history of the following:
(i) conditions that predispose the employee to acquiring or transmitting infectious diseases;
(ii) conditions which may prevent the employee from performing certain assigned duties satisfactorily;
(c) Employee health screening and immunizations components of personnel health programs shall be developed in accordance with R386-702 Communicable Disease Rule.
(d) Employee skin testing by the Mantoux Method or other FDA approved in-vitro serologic test and follow up for tuberculosis shall be done in accordance with R388-804, Special Measures for the Control of Tuberculosis.
(i) The licensee shall ensure that all employees are skin-tested for tuberculosis within two weeks of:
(A) initial hiring;
(B) suspected exposure to a person with active tuberculosis; and
(C) development of symptoms of tuberculosis.
(ii) Skin testing shall be exempted for all employees with known positive reaction to skin tests.
(e) All infections and communicable
diseases reportable by law shall be reported by the facility to the
local health department in accordance with R386-702-[
(4) The hospice must document that all employees, volunteers, and contract personnel are oriented to the agency and the job for which they are hired.
(a) Orientation shall include:
(i) the hospice concept and philosophy of care;
(ii) the functions of agency employees and the relationships between various positions or services;
(iii) job descriptions;
(iv) duties for which persons are trained, hold certificates, or are licensed;
(v) ethics, confidentiality, and patients' rights;
(vi) information about other community agencies including emergency medical services;
(vii) opportunities for continuing education appropriate to the patient population served;
(viii) policies related to volunteer documentation, charting, hours and emergencies; and
(ix) reporting requirements when observing
or suspecting abuse, neglect and exploitation pursuant to 62A-3-30[
(b) The hospice shall provide and document in-service training and continuing education for staff at least annually.
(i) Members of the hospice interdisciplinary team shall have access to in-service training and continuing education appropriate to their responsibilities and to the maintenance of skills necessary for the care of the patient and family.
(ii) The training programs shall include the introduction and review of effective physical and psychosocial assessment and symptom management.
(c) The hospice shall train all personnel in appropriate Centers for Disease Control (CDC) infectious disease protocols.
(5) The hospice administrator shall appoint a person to coordinate the activities of the interdisciplinary team. This individual shall:
(a) annually review and make recommendations where appropriate of agency policies covering admissions and discharge, medical supervision, care plans, clinical records and personnel qualifications;
(b) assure that on-going assessments of the patient and family needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary team care plans are accomplished;
(c) schedule adequate quality and quantity of all levels of hospice care; and
(d) assure that the team meets regularly to develop and maintain appropriate plans of care and to determine which staff will be assigned to each case.
(6) The hospice program shall provide access to individual and/or group support for interdisciplinary team members to assist with stress and/or grief management related to providing hospice care.
R432-750-12. Patient Records.
(1) The administrator shall develop and implement record keeping policies and procedures that address the use of patient records by authorized staff, content, confidentiality, retention, and storage.
(a) Records shall be organized in a uniform medical record format.
(b) The agency shall maintain an identification system to facilitate location of each patient's current or closed record.
(c) The hospice shall maintain an accurate, up-to-date record for every patient receiving service.
(d) Each hospice health care provider who has patient contact or provides a service shall insure that a clinical note entry of that contact or service is made in the patient's record.
(e) All entries must be dated and authenticated with the signature and title of the person making the entry.
(f) The hospice must document services provided and outcomes of these services in the individual patient record.
(2) Physician's orders shall be incorporated into the plan of care and renewed at least every 90 days.
(a) The orders shall include the physician signature and date.
(b) Orders faxed from the physician are acceptable provided that the original order is available upon request.
(3) Each patient's record shall contain at least the following information:
(a) demographic information including patient's name, address, age, date of birth, name and address of nearest relative or responsible person, name and telephone number of physician with primary responsibility for patient care, and if applicable, the name and telephone number of the person or family member who, in addition to agency staff, provides care in the place of residence;
(c) pertinent medical and surgical history if available;
(d) a written and signed informed consent to receive hospice services;
(e) orders by the attending physician for hospice services;
(f) medications and treatments as applicable;
(g) a written plan of care; and
(h) a signed, dated patient assessment which includes the following:
(i) a description of the patient's functional limitations;
(ii) a physical assessment noting chronic or acute pain and other physical symptoms and their management;
(iii) a psychosocial assessment of the patient and family;
(iv) a spiritual assessment; and
(v) a written summary report of hospice services provided.
(4) The hospice must send a copy of the
summary required in subsection 12(3)([
g])(v) to the patient's attending physician at least
every 90 days. The summary shall become part of the patient's
and family record as applicable.
(5) The person who is assigned to supervise or coordinate care for a patient must complete a discharge summary when services to the patient are terminated. The summary shall include:
(a) the reason for discharge; and
(b) the name of the facility or agency if the patient has been referred or transferred.
(6) The hospice shall safeguard clinical record information against loss, destruction, and unauthorized use.
(a) Written procedures shall govern the use and removal of records and conditions for release of patient information.
(b) A written consent is required for the release of patient/client information and photographing of recorded information.
(c) When a patient is transferred to another facility or agency, a copy of the record or abstract must be sent to that service agency.
(7) The agency shall provide an accessible area for filing and safe storage of medical records.
(a) Patient records shall be retained for at least seven years after the last date of patient care.
(b) Upon change of ownership, all patient records shall be transferred to new owners.
R432-750-30. First Aid.
(1) The hospice shall ensure that at least one staff person is on duty at all times who is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and has training in basic first aid, the Heimlich maneuver and emergency procedures.
First aid training refers to any basic first aid course
approved by the American Red Cross, Utah Emergency Medical Training
Council, or any course approved by the department.]
(3) Each hospice, except those attached to a medical unit, shall have a first aid kit available at a designated location in the facility.
(4) Each hospice shall have a current edition of a basic first aid manual approved by the American Red Cross, the American Medical Association, or a state or federal health agency.
Any person who violates any provision of
this rule may be subject to the penalties enumerated in 26-21-11
6] and be punished for violation of a class A misdemeanor as
provided in Section 26-21-16.
KEY: health care facilities
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
October 1, 2011]
Notice of Continuation: September 15, 2016
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26-21-5; 26-21-6
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Joel Hoffman at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2804, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.