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28 Pa. Code § 601.13. Responsibility of home health care agency owners.

§ 601.13. Responsibility of home health care agency owners.

 (a)  The owner shall be responsible for meeting the minimum standards for operation of a home health care agency as set forth by the Department and by other State and local agencies responsible for the health, welfare and safety of the patients.

 (b)  When services for the administration or management of the home health care agency or for the provision of patient care are purchased, the owner shall be responsible for insuring compliance with this title and regulations of other appropriate agencies.

 (c)  The owner, administrator or designee shall immediately report, by telephone to the Department and by a written follow-up report as soon as possible, a catastrophic incident, such as a fire or flood, or an incident which may cause interruption or cessation of the delivery of services, or another interruption of home health care agency services which would affect the health and safety of the patients.

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