“Hospice program” means a coordinated program of home and inpatient care, available 24 hours a day, that utilizes an interdisciplinary team of personnel trained to provide palliative and supportive services to a patient-family unit experiencing a life threatening disease with a limited prognosis. A hospice program is an institution for purposes of ORS 146.100 (Where death considered to have occurred).
“Hospice services” means items and services provided to a patient-family unit by a hospice program or by other individuals or community agencies under a consulting or contractual arrangement with a hospice program. Hospice services include acute, respite, home care and bereavement services provided to meet the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and other special needs of a patient-family unit during the final stages of illness, dying and the bereavement period.
“Interdisciplinary team” means a group of individuals working together in a coordinated manner to provide hospice care. An interdisciplinary team includes, but is not limited to, the patient-family unit, the patient’s attending physician or clinician and one or more of the following hospice program personnel:
Trained lay volunteer.
Clergy or spiritual counselor.
Credentialed mental health professional such as psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse or social worker.
“Patient-family unit” includes an individual who has a life threatening disease with a limited prognosis and all others sharing housing, common ancestry or a common personal commitment with the individual.
“Person” includes individuals, organizations and groups of organizations. [1987 c.398 §1; 1989 c.697 §3; 2007 c.474 §1; 2009 c.793 §6; 2014 c.45 §63; 2017 c.356 §73]