Hospice Services

A hospice must be primarily engaged in providing care and services to terminally ill patients including bereavement counseling. Hospice services may be provided on an outpatient basis to the patient in the patient’s place of residence. Hospice services may also be provided by an inpatient hospice facility. Hospice services must include the following:
  • Nursing services, physician services, and drugs and biologicals routinely available on a 24-hour basis
  • All other covered services available on a 24-hour basis to the extent necessary to meet the needs of individuals for care that is reasonably necessary for the palliation and management of terminal illness and related conditions
  • Services provided in a manner consistent with accepted standards of practice. A hospice must accept a patient only when it reasonably expects that it can adequately meet the patient’s medical, therapeutic, and social needs in the patient’s permanent or temporary place of residence
  • Each patient receiving services from the hospice is entitled to receive the full range of services; and
  • Each hospice that has multiple locations must provide at each location the same full range of services required by these regulations.
Contact Information

Mailing Address

Nebraska DHHS
Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986

​Physical Address

Nebraska State Office Bldg

301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 3rd Floor
Lincoln NE 68508

Phone: (402) 471-4967
FAX: (402) 742-2308

Office hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Closed on federal holidays.

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