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Title
Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice
Memo #
08-37
Posting Date
09/19/2008
Fiscal Year
2008
Summary
This memorandum extends the period of time for hospice agencies to qualify for an extraordinary circumstance exemption when they believe that the nursing shortage has affected their ability to directly hire sufficient numbers of nurses. This policy exemption was first outlined in S&C-02-44 and again in S&C-05-02 and 06-28. The effective date of this policy has been extended from September 30, 2008 to September 30, 2010.
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