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Hospices are guided by regulations from a variety of federal agencies.  The information below will provide links to the various agencies that may have regulations that touch on hospice care.  The Medicare hospice regulations can be found under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Center for Disease Control

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Emergency Preparedness (Multiple federal agencies)


Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Federal Trade Commission

Food and Drug Administration

Government Accountability Office

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 

US Department of Health and Human Services