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  • The hospice must provide an assessment of the patient’s and family’s spiritual needs.
  • Spiritual counseling is provided to meet these needs in accordance with the patient’s and family’s acceptance of this service, and in a manner consistent with patient and family beliefs and desires.
  • Reasonable efforts to facilitate visits by local clergy, pastoral counselors or other individuals who can support the patient’s spiritual needs will be made.
  • The comprehensive Spiritual assessment will be completed within 5 days of the EOB and the information from it will be used to develop the CPOC.
  • The Spiritual update of the comprehensive assessment will be completed at least every 15 days and the information from the assessment will be used to update the CPOC.
  • Ensures that the spiritual needs of the patients are met as identified in the patient’s initial assessment, comprehensive assessment and updated assessments.

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