SECTION .1300 - CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE SERVICES

 

10A NCAC 14C .1301       DEFINITIONS

The definitions in this Rule shall apply to all rules in this Section:

(1)           "Pediatric intensive care service area" means a geographic area defined by the applicant from which the patients to be admitted to the unit will originate.

(2)           "Pediatric intensive care services" means those services provided by an acute care hospital to children with a wide variety of illnesses of a life-threatening nature, including children with highly unstable conditions requiring sophisticated medical and surgical intervention, children requiring a high level of nursing care and those children requiring continuous, comprehensive observation.

(3)           "Pediatric intensive care unit" means a separate self-sufficient entity that contains supplies and equipment essential to provide treatment on a 24-hour basis to children who need pediatric intensive care services.  It does not include post-operative recovery rooms, post-delivery rooms, or emergency observation units.

 

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

Eff. January 4, 1994.