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
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

Arkansas Administrative Code 20-7-117 -- Hospices
California Administrative Code TITLE 22; Division 3;
Subdivision 1; Ch. 3
Article 2;

Click here for list of CA hospice code links
Search within the frame shown for "hospice"
Colorado Administrative Code
Section 8.550

This is a .pdf format document and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Connecticut General Statutes 19-13-D72(b)
Patient Care Standards
Delaware Administrative Code
District of Columbia Administrative Code [NOTE: DC does not currently maintain a rules home page. However, a non-governmental webpage has information about accessing the DC rules

Florida Administrative Code F.A.C. Chapter 58-A-2
This is a large .pdf file (1071 KB)

Once you have opened the .pdf file, search for 58-A-2 to find the hospice code
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 does not yet have its own hospice code or Rules
The new rules are still in process and are not yet online.
Hawaii relies on the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
Idaho Administrative Code Idaho Does Not
Have Its Own Hospice
See the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR ch iv. Part 418
Federal Regulations
Illinois Administrative Code Title 77, ch. 1, subchapter B, part 280 = Hospice Code
210 ILCS 60/ (licensing)

Hospice Administrative Code

licensing rules
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
Maine Administrative Code 10 - 144,
ch. 120 - Hospice
Note: this is an FTP site link to a MS WordPad document.
You can download the small file and then view it in MS WordPad
Maryland Administrative Code
Massachusetts Administrative Code
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

This is a .pdf file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Montana Administrative Code
Nebraska Administrative Code
Title 175
Ch. 116

Nevada Administrative Code N.A.C. 449.017 and following
Note: this is a large webpage.
Search for 449.017 within the webpage to quickly find the hospice code
New Hampshire Administrative Code
See Federal Rules
See the Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR ch.iv. part 418
NH doesn't have its own separate hospice rules
New Jersey Administrative Code
New Mexico Administrative Code
New York Administrative Code
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
Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-19
Hospice Care Programs

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

Oregon Administrative Code Oregon relies
on Federal Law
See federal regulations governing hospice: 42 CFR ch. iv. part 418

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

Puerto Rico Administrative Code
Rhode Island Administrative Code R 23-17-HPC
South Carolina Administrative Code
South Dakota Administrative Code
(search for the word "hospice" 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

Standards for Hospice Services in the Patient's Home

Standards for Residential Hospices

Note: These are links to .pdf files which you can download and then view.
Texas Administrative Code Title 40, Pt. I, ch. 30

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

Medicaid Hospice Program Rules

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

UT Admin Code
Section: 432 - 750

Hospice Inpatient Facility Construction Rules

General Hospice Adm. Code
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
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

general hospice rules
licensure rules

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