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Title: Section 794.6 Hospice Residence Service

Effective Date


Section 794.6 Hospice Residence Service. (a) Part 702 of this Title, section 717.4 of Part 717 of this Title and Part 14 of the Sanitary Code shall apply to all hospice residence settings, as applicable. 

(b) Hospice residence as defined in Part 702 of this Title shall mean a hospice operated home which is residential in character and physical structure, and operated for the purpose of providing more than two hospice patients, but not more than sixteen hospice patients, with hospice care. 

(c) Hospice residence service shall include, but not be limited to:  

(1) the provision of services as specified in section 794.5(c)(2), (3), (4), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10) and (11) of this Part.  

(2) the provision of either home health aide, licensed practical nurse or registered nurse services, as appropriate, to address the medical needs and ensure the safety and well-being of residents on a 24-hour a day basis; 

(3) the provision of adequate and wholesome food and supplemental nutrition under the direction of a dietician. The hospice residence must: 

(i) store, prepare, distribute and serve food under sanitary conditions in accordance with the sanitary requirements of Part 14 (Service Food Establishments) of Chapter 1 (State Sanitary Code) of this Title; 

(ii) offer each resident at least three meals, or their equivalent, each day at regular times, with not more than 14 hours between a substantial evening meal and breakfast; and  

(iii) prepare and serve therapeutic diets, prescribed by a physician, and planned and supervised by a professionally qualified dietitian; and 

(4) routine and emergency drugs and biologicals, provided either directly to residents, or obtained under contract as described in section 794.2 of this Part, in accordance with Article 33 of the Public Health Law and Part 80 of this Title. 


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