10A NCAC 14C .1203       PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

(a)  The applicant shall demonstrate that the proposed project is capable of meeting the following standards:

(1)           the overall average annual occupancy rate of all intensive care beds in the facility, excluding neonatal and pediatric intensive care beds, over the 12 months immediately preceding the submittal of the proposal, shall have been at least 70 percent for facilities with 20 or more intensive care beds, 65 percent for facilities with 10-19 intensive care beds, and 60 percent for facilities with 1-9 intensive care beds; and

(2)           the projected occupancy rate for all intensive care beds in the applicant's facility, exclusive of neonatal and pediatric intensive care beds, shall be at least 70 percent for facilities with 20 or more intensive care beds, 65 percent for facilities with 10-19 intensive care beds, and 60 percent for facilities with 1-9 intensive care beds, in the third operating year following the completion of the proposed project.

(b)  All assumptions and data supporting the methodology by which the occupancy rates are projected shall be provided.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-177(1); 131E-183(b);

Eff. January 4, 1994.