A person may not establish, conduct or maintain a hospice program providing hospice services, or hold itself out to the public as a hospice program, without obtaining a license from the Oregon Health Authority.
May accept certification by a federal agency or accreditation by an accrediting organization approved by the authority as evidence of compliance with the requirements for licensure adopted under paragraph (a) of this subsection if:
The certification or accreditation meets standards and conditions established for hospice programs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services;
The hospice program invites the authority to participate in any exit interview conducted by the agency or organization; and
The hospice program provides the authority with copies of all documentation requested by the authority concerning the certification or accreditation.
The fee to obtain or renew a hospice program license is $1,140.
The authority shall prescribe by rule the form and manner for application for or renewal of a license. The authority shall issue a license to an applicant that has the necessary qualifications, meets all requirements established by the authority by rule and has paid the fee.
A license issued under this section is valid for one year and is not transferable. A license may be renewed by payment of the fee and demonstration of compliance with requirements for renewal established by the authority by rule. [1987 c.398 §§2,3; 1989 c.697 §1; 1993 c.110 §3; 1997 c.362 §1; 2003 c.14 §264; 2007 c.474 §2; 2009 c.793 §1; 2011 c.720 §201; 2017 c.559 §2]