.17 Emergency Services.

A. The hospice care program shall ensure that emergency services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

B. Emergency services are to include, at a minimum:

(1) Registered nurse and physician services;

(2) Palliative medications; and

(3) Other services, equipment, and supplies necessary to meet the patient's immediate needs as directed by the patient's plan of care.