10A NCAC 14C .1303       PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

(a)  An applicant proposing to develop a new pediatric intensive care unit or to add a bed to an existing pediatric intensive care unit shall demonstrate that the following standards are met:

(1)           the overall average annual occupancy rate of the number of beds in the applicant's existing pediatric intensive care unit for the twelve months immediately preceding the submittal of the application shall have been at least 70 percent in units with 20 or more pediatric intensive care beds, 65 percent in units with 10-19 pediatric intensive care beds, and 60 percent in units with 1-9 pediatric intensive care beds; and

(2)           the projected annual occupancy rate of the applicant's new or expanded pediatric intensive care unit in the third year of operation following completion of the proposed project shall be at least 70 percent in units with 20 or more pediatric intensive care beds, 65 percent in units with 10-19 pediatric intensive care beds, and 60 percent in units with 1-9 pediatric intensive care beds.

(b)  The applicant shall document all assumptions and provide data supporting the methodology used for each of the projections required in this Rule.

 

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

Eff. January 4, 1994;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1996.