§ 400.6005 Legislative findings and intent
§ 400.601 Definitions
§ 400.602 Licensure required; prohibited acts; exemptions; display, transferability of license
§ 400.6045 Patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other related disorders; staff training requirements; certain disclosures
§ 400.605 Administration; forms; fees; rules; inspections; fines
§ 400.60501 Outcome measures; adoption of federal quality measures; public reporting
§ 400.6051 Construction and renovation; requirements
§ 400.606 License; application; renewal; conditional license or permit; certificate of need
§ 400.6065 Background screening
§ 400.607 Denial, suspension, revocation of license; emergency actions; imposition of administrative fine; grounds
§ 400.6085 Contractual services
§ 400.609 Hospice services
§ 400.6095 Patient admission; assessment; plan of care; discharge; death
§ 400.6096 Disposal of prescribed controlled substances following the death of a patient in the home
§ 400.610 Administration and management of a hospice
§ 400.6105 Staffing and personnel
§ 400.611 Interdisciplinary records of care; confidentiality; release of records

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 400 > Part IV - Hospices

  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Elderly Affairs. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Hospice: means a centrally administered corporation or a limited liability company that provides a continuum of palliative and supportive care for the terminally ill patient and his or her family. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Hospice care team: means an interdisciplinary team of qualified professionals and volunteers who, in consultation with the patient, the patient's family, and the patient's primary or attending physician, collectively assess, coordinate, and provide the appropriate palliative and supportive care to hospice patients and their families. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Hospice residential unit: means a homelike living facility, other than a facility licensed under other parts of this chapter, under chapter 395, or under chapter 429, that is operated by a hospice for the benefit of its patients and is considered by a patient who lives there to be his or her primary residence. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Hospice services: means items and services furnished to a patient and family by a hospice, or by others under arrangements with such a program, in a place of temporary or permanent residence used as the patient's home for the purpose of maintaining the patient at home; or, if the patient needs short-term institutionalization, the services shall be furnished in cooperation with those contracted institutions or in the hospice inpatient facility. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Patient: means the terminally ill individual receiving hospice services. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Plan of care: means a written assessment by the hospice of each patient's and family's needs and preferences, and the services to be provided by the hospice to meet those needs. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Terminally ill: means that the patient has a medical prognosis that his or her life expectancy is 1 year or less if the illness runs its normal course. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01