10A ncac 14C .2103      performance standards

(a)  An applicant proposing to increase the number of operating rooms (excluding dedicated C-section operating rooms) in a service area shall demonstrate the need for the number of proposed operating rooms in addition to the existing and approved operating rooms in the applicant's health system in the applicant's third full fiscal year following completion of the proposed project based on the Operating Room Need Methodology set forth in the 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan. The applicant is not required to use the population growth factor.

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


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-177; 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, 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, 2009;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2009;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2010;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2010;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2018;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2018.