section .2100 criteria and standards for surgical services and operating rooms

 

10A ncac 14C .2101 DEFINITIONS

The following definitions apply to all rules in this Section:

(1) "Approved operating rooms" means those operating rooms that were approved for a certificate of need by the Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section (Agency) prior to the date on which the applicant's proposed project was submitted to the Agency, but that have not been licensed.

(2) "Dedicated C-section operating room" means an operating room as defined in Chapter 6 in the 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan. For purposes of this Section, Chapter 6 in the 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan is hereby incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments and editions. This document is available at no cost at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/ncsmfp/index.html.

(3) "Existing operating rooms" means those operating rooms in ambulatory surgical facilities and hospitals that were reported in the Ambulatory Surgical Facility License Renewal Application Form or in the Hospital License Renewal Application Form submitted to the Acute and Home Care Licensure and Certification Section of the Division of Health Service Regulation, and that were licensed prior to the beginning of the review period.

(4) "Health System" shall have the same meaning as defined in Chapter 6 in the 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan.

(5) "Operating room" means a room as defined in G.S. 131E-176(18c).

(6) "Operating Room Need Methodology" means the Methodology for Projecting Operating Room Need in Chapter 6 in the 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan.

(7) "Service area" means the Operating Room Service Area as defined in Chapter 6 in the 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan.

 

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

Eff. November 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1993;

Temporary Amendment Eff. September 1, 1993 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Amended Eff. January 4, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 1999;

Temporary Eff. January 1, 1999 Expired on October 12, 1999;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2000;

Temporary Amendment effective January 1, 2000 amends and replaces a permanent rulemaking originally proposed to be effective August 2000;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2002; July 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002;

Temporary Amendment effective January 1, 2002 amends and replaces the permanent rule effective August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2003;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2005;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2005;

Temporary Rule Eff. February 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2006;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2008.

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2018.