(1) A person must possess a current license issued by the department before advertising, operating, managing, conducting, opening or maintaining a hospice care center.
(2) Prior to being issued a license as a hospice care center, an applicant must:
(a) Be licensed as an in-home services agency licensed to provide hospice services;
(b) Obtain a certificate of need under chapter 70.38
(c) Complete the construction review process;
(d) Receive a certificate of occupancy by local building officials;
(e) Submit a completed application and appropriate fee;
(f) Develop policies and procedures addressing the content of this chapter; and
(g) Meet the requirements of this chapter as determined by an initial survey completed by the department.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127 RCW. 02-18-026, § 246-335-140, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.]