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65-6202.Hospice certified to participate in medicare program may hold itself out to public as hospice or licensed hospice; prohibitions; enforcement. (a) Each hospice located in this state which is certified to participate in the medicare program under 42 code of federal regulations, chapter IV, section 418.1 et seq. and amendments thereto shall be known and may hold itself out to the public as a hospice or as a licensed hospice so long as such hospice is certified to participate in the medicare program.

(b) Prior to January 1, 1996, an agency, organization or other entity which is engaged primarily in providing hospice services but which is not certified to participate in the medicare program under 42 code of federal regulations, chapter IV, section 418.1 et seq. and amendments thereto may hold itself out to the public as a hospice.

(c) On and after January 1, 1996, no agency, organization or other entity other than a hospice certified to participate in the medicare program under 42 code of federal regulations, chapter IV, section 418.1 et seq. and amendments thereto shall hold itself out to the public as a hospice or as a licensed hospice.

(d) The secretary of health and environment may file for an injunction against any agency, organization or other entity or person to restrain or prevent any violations of the provisions of this section.

History: L. 1994, ch. 6, § 1; March 3.



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