.02 Definitions.

A. In addition to the definition contained in §B of this regulation, definitions set forth in COMAR are applicable to this chapter.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Hospice house" means a residence operated by a Maryland licensed general hospice care program that provides home-based hospice services to hospice patients in a home-like environment and the care is not billed as general inpatient care.

(2) "Primary hospice nurse" means the registered nurse who is assigned to oversee the nursing care of an individual hospice patient from the time of admission until the time of discharge.