Hospice agencies provide symptom and pain management to terminally ill people and emotional, spiritual and bereavement services for the individual and their family, in the home or places of permanent or temporary residence. Hospice services may also include the provision of home health and home care services.
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- NEW - Notice of Emergency Rule filing. The Department of Health (department) adopted an emergency rule (PDF) clarifying that all health care facilities licensed by the department must comply with state and federal statutes, administrative rules, lawful orders, and other legal requirements relating to the operation of the facility and the control or prevention of the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including orders issued by the Governor, by the Secretary of Health, by a local board of health, and by a local health officer. The new rule applies to all health care facilities licensed by the department, which includes: Acute Care Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Behavioral Health Agencies, Birthing Centers, In-Home Services Agencies, Medical Test Sites, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Residential Treatment Facilities.
- Updated licensing rules - The in-home services licensing rules, chapter 246-335 WAC, have been updated. The department thanks licensees and stakeholders who participated in the eight public rules workshops and assisted department staff members in crafting the updated rule language. The new rules took effective April 6, 2018. Learn more on the Updated Rules webpage.