Maine Revised Statutes

§8631. Volunteer hospice programs

A volunteer hospice program must comply with this section and with all provisions of subchapter I that are relevant to a volunteer hospice program. [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]

1. Direct services.  At a minimum, a direct service volunteer must:
A. Submit a written application; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
B. Undergo a screening interview and a posttraining interview; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
C. Attend a 20-hour standard training program; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
D. Submit a confidentiality statement; and [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
E. If the volunteer will transport individuals, have proof of auto insurance and a valid driver's license. [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Policies and procedures.  Hospice programs shall develop and maintain policies and procedures that address the following:
A. Recruitment, retention and dismissal; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
B. Screening; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
C. Orientation; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
D. Scope of function; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
E. Supervision; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
F. Ongoing training and support; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
G. Interdisciplinary team conferencing; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
H. Records of volunteer activities; and [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
I. Bereavement services. [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Duties of coordinator.  Volunteer services must be directed by a coordinator of volunteer services who shall:
A. Implement a direct service volunteer program; [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
B. Coordinate the orientation, education, support and supervision of direct service volunteers; and [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
C. Coordinate the use of direct service volunteers with other hospice staff. [1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Demonstrated knowledge.  Volunteers must demonstrate knowledge of and ability to access community resources that reflect the full scope of hospice care.
[ 1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 692, §1 (NEW).