An entity that provides a continuum of palliative and supportive care for the terminally ill patient and patient's family
Renew Online – Providers can now renew their licenses through the Agency’s Online Licensing application.
Frequently Asked Questions
State Rules - Florida Administrative Code
State Regulation Set used by surveyors
Federal Regulation Set used by surveyors (CMS State Operations Manual, Appendix M)
Summary of Initial Hospice Licensure Process –Please note: State law requires a certificate of need before applying for a license. Go to Certificate of Need (CON) for more information
Licensure Application and Related Forms
Background Screening Information
Emergency Management Planning
Requirements for Information and Training on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia-Related Disorders – Section 400.6045, Florida Statutes
- All employees, upon beginning employment, must receive basic written information about interacting with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-related disorders. Use of The Alzheimer’s Patient and Hospice Care fact sheet developed by Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Chapters of Florida meets this requirement. Association Fact Sheet
- Employees who are expected to, or whose responsibilities require them to, have direct contact with patients with Alzheimer's disease or dementia-related disorders and employees who will be providing direct care to patients with Alzheimer's disease or dementia-related disorders must complete Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) approved training. For information regarding training requirements, exemptions from and substitutions for training, approval of trainers/curriculum and locating approved training providers, please review the statutes (s. 400.6045, F.S.) and/or the information on the University of South Florida’s Training Academy on Aging (DOEA contractor) website at http://www.trainingonaging.usf.edu/.
Getting Medicare Certification for a Hospice