Hospice Patients Alliance: Consumer Advocacy

Listing of Websites for Each State's
Hospice Administrative Code and Regulations

DISCLAIMER -- This webpage directly links to sites containing the Hospice Administrative Code of various states. Although every attempt is made to ensure that the links and information placed on this site is accurate and timely, the Hospice Patients Alliance cannot assure the accuracy of any specific online webpage which is linked to here. Some states post "unofficial" versions of their administrative codes (which are basically the same as the "official" version, except that if you order a printed "official" version of a code/law from a state's administrative code office, you can be sure that you have the latest version with any updates or revisions which may have been made by state lawmakers or other officials.

If you are unable to find the information you need from these links to administrative code, you can look at your state website and searching for the department of health or human services (or other department) as needed. You can often email an official listed at the state website to give you either the answer you need or advice about who knows the answer to your questions. If you need the latest version of the code for a legal action, you are urged to consult the official printed versions of these publications or to contact legal counsel of your choice. This site cannot legally be cited as an official or authoritative source.

Quite often, an official copy of a state's administrative code may be found at a city library. If you wish to see a hard copy of your state's hospice Administrative Code/Rules, we suggest that you call your librarian and ask them if they have a copy of the state's administrative code. They will be able to direct you to a copy of the hospice code for your state. In addition to state hospice administrative rules, all licensed hospices must comply with the provisions governing hospice in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR ch iv, part 418: Hospice
(effective Dec. 2, 2008)

If you wish to look at the old regulations, prior to Dec. 2, 2008, you can look at FORMER U.S. Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR ch iv, part 418: Hospice.

Click on the First Letter of the State's Name

Please report any changes to Hospice Patients Alliance.

State Administrative Code Code Identifying Numbers State Hospice Administrative Code Direct Links

Please Note! In many cases, there are different sections of the administrative code that regulate hospices. If you want more information, search "hospice" plus "the State of your choice" plus "administrative code" and you will find different sections of the State administrative code.

Alabama Administrative Code Chapter 420-5-17 Hospices
Alaska Administrative Code Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 18. Hospice Care Programs

Arizona Administrative Code Title 9 - Health Services
Chapter 10, Article 8 - Hospices

https://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_09/9-10.pdf see Article 6, sections R9-10-801 through 819
also see: R9-10-612 (search online).
Arkansas Administrative Code 20-7-117 -- Hospices
https://advance.lexis.com/container/?pdmfid=1000516&crid=b1cb5fa7-37a2-4eec-ad7c-68da3b093265&config=00JAA3ZTU0NTIzYy0zZDEyLTRhYmQtYmRmMS1iMWIxNDgxYWMxZTQKAFBvZENhdGFsb2cubRW4ifTiwi5vLw6cI1uX&ecomp=h587k&prid=822330d5-8da1-4442-8e95-a588586d08f5 Search for "Hospice" here.
California Administrative Code TITLE 22; Division 3;
Subdivision 1; Ch. 3
Article 2;

Click here for list of CA hospice code links

Code of Colorado Regulations
Section 8.550
Also see: 6 CCR 1011-1 Chapter 21 CHAPTER 21 - HOSPICES


Connecticut General Statutes 19-13-D72(b)
Patient Care Standards
Delaware Administrative Code http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title16/Department%20of%20Health%20and%20Social%20Services/Division%20of%20Public%20Health/Health%20Systems%20Protection%20(HSP)/4468.shtml
District of Columbia Administrative Code

Florida Administrative Code F.A.C. Chapter 58-A-2

Georgia Administrative Rules
Rule 290-5-43-.09

Freestanding Hospices Rule 290-5-43-.19

Hospice Emergency Drug Kits Rule 480-24-.07


Hawaii Administrative Rules TITLE 11 - Chapter 91
(new rules in process,
call: Helen Yoshimi (808-586-4080)

Hawaii relies on the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
Idaho Administrative Code  
See section 450: https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/2009/16/0310.pdf
Illinois Administrative Code Title 77, ch. 1, subchapter B, part 280 = Hospice Code
210 ILCS 60/ (licensing)

Hospice Administrative Code

Indiana Administrative Code Title 16, Article 25  
Iowa Administrative Code Inspections and Appeals[481]
Chapter 53[135J]

Relies on Federal
See 42 CFR
ch. iv. part 418
Code of Federal Regulations governing hospice
Kentucky Administrative Rules 907 K.A.R. 1:330 - Hospice
Louisiana Administrative Code http://www.ldh.la.gov/assets/medicaid/Rulemaking/NoticesofIntent/December2017/HospiceLicensing_NOI_Oct2017LAC.pdf
Maine Administrative Code 10 - 144,
ch. 120 - Hospice
Note: this is an MS Word document.
Maryland Administrative Code http://mdrules.elaws.us/Gateway/codepdf/Title10/Part4/Subtitle24/10.24.13/Section10.24.13.01/2018-11-28/PDF/10241301.pdf
Massachusetts Administrative Code https://www.mass.gov/doc/105-cmr-141-licensure-of-hospice-programs/download
Michigan Administrative Code R 325.13101 - 325.13418

Minnesota Administrative Rules 4668.0210
Class D Provider

Mississippi Administrative Code
Section 41-85-15

Code of State Regulations
19 C.S.R.
Div. 30 ch. 35


Montana Administrative Code Search "hospice" in the text search box: http://www.mtrules.org/default.asp
Nebraska Administrative Code
Title 175
Ch. 116

Nevada Administrative Code N.A.C. 449.017 and following
Note: Search for hospice on this page and then follow the links to different sections of the administrative code.
New Hampshire Administrative Code
New Jersey Administrative Code https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/providers/rulefees/regs/NJAC%2010_53A%20Hospice%20Services%20Manual.pdf
New Mexico Administrative Code
New York Administrative Code https://govt.westlaw.com/nycrr/Document/I4ffe717bcd1711dda432a117e6e0f345?contextData=%28sc.Default%29&transitionType=Default
North Carolina Administrative Code Title 10
Chapter 3, Subchapter T
Section .0100-.1000

You can flip through section by section of the code here.
North Dakota Administrative Code https://www.health.nd.gov/regulation-licensure/health-facilities/hospice-programs
Ohio Administrative Code See Chapter 3701-19
Hospice Care Programs

Oklahoma Administrative Code Title 310 -
Chapter 661;
Hospice -
Licensing Act

https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/MFS%20OAC310-661_HospiceRules.eff.06.29.2009.pdf ;

Oregon Administrative Code

Pennsylvania Administrative Code Title 55
Part III - Services
Ch. 1130

Rhode Island Administrative Code R 23-17-HPC
South Carolina Administrative Code https://www.scdhec.gov/health-regulation/healthcare-facility-licensing/facility-specific-info/hospice
South Dakota Administrative Code
(search for the word "hospice" or "hospice services" within text to see regs. related to hospice
Tennessee Administrative Code TN Rule: 1200-8-27
Rules for Hospice in Home

TN Rule: 1200-8-15
Rules for Residential Hospice


Texas Administrative Code Title 40, Pt. I, ch. 30

Title 40, Pt. I
ch. 97:C.25


Utah Administrative Code Rule R432-16
Hospice Inpatient Facility Construction;

UT Admin Code
Section: 432 - 750


Vermont Administrative Code
Virginia Administrative Code; 12 V.A.C. Search the VA Code and Administrative Code for "hospice"

Washington Administrative Code W.A.C. 246 -331 CHAPTER

West Virginia Administrative Code http://www.wvlegislature.gov/WVCODE/code.cfm?chap=16&art=5I#01
Wisconsin Administrative Code
Chapter HFS 131

This is a .pdf file which requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Wyoming Administrative Rules Chapter 10
Chapter 11


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