10A NCAC 13B .4601      ORGANIZATION

(a)  The governing body shall approve the types of surgery and types of anesthesia services to be available throughout the hospital consistent with identified needs and resources.

(b)  The facility shall require that surgical or anesthesia procedures are performed only when the necessary equipment and personnel are available.

(c)  A facility that provides surgical or obstetric services shall provide anesthesia services on a 24-hour basis.

(d)  The requirements and standards identified in this Section apply when any patient, in any setting, receives for any purpose, by any route:

(1)           general, spinal or other major regional anesthesia; or

(2)           sedation or analgesia that may result in the loss of protective reflexes; or

(3)           surgery or other invasive procedure while receiving such anesthesia.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.