10A NCAC 13c .0401      MEDICAL SERVICES

(a)  All patients admitted to the facility shall be under the direct care of a physician or dentist.

(b)  The facility shall have available an anesthetist and he or she shall be available to administer regional or general anesthesia.

(c)  Any patient undergoing general or regional anesthesia shall, prior to surgery, have a history and physical examination, relative to the intended procedure, performed by a licensed physician or a dentist who has successfully completed a postgraduate program in oral and maxillofacial surgery accredited by the American Dental Association. Results of the examination and the preoperative diagnosis shall be recorded in the patient's chart prior to surgery.

(d)  The attending physician and dentist, prior to surgery, shall obtain written, informed consent of the patient or legal guardian for surgery and shall record this in the patient's medical record.

(e)  The facility shall have the capability of obtaining blood and blood products to meet emergency situations.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑149;

Eff. October 14, 1978;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1985;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 23, 2017.