10A NCAC 13B .4904      TESTS

(a)  Laboratory tests to be performed on a patient at the time of admission (if any) shall be established by the medical staff and be approved by the governing board of the hospital. In the event the medical staff and governing body elect not to establish routine laboratory tests for new admissions, the request for such tests shall be left to the discretion of the attending medical staff members.

(b)  Serological tests for patients admitted shall be optional with the hospital. However, there shall be records indicating that obstetrical patients have had a serological test during their current pregnancy.

(c)  When laboratories outside of the facility are used, such laboratories shall be approved by the governing body and medical staff of the facility. In case of such usage, a legible copy of the laboratory report must be included in the patient record.


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.