10A NCAC 14C .3403       PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

(a)  An applicant proposing to develop a new burn intensive care unit or to add a bed to an existing or approved burn intensive care unit shall demonstrate that:

(1)           the existing burn intensive care units in the state had an overall average occupancy rate of at least 80 percent for the last year, which shall be calculated by dividing the total number of bed days utilized in the last year by severely burned patients in all facilities in the state that have burn intensive care units, by the total number of burn intensive care unit beds in all facilities in the state that have burn intensive care units multiplied by 365 days;

(2)           the average occupancy rate of the applicant's existing unit for the last year was at least 70% in units with 20 or more beds, 65% in units with 10 to 19 beds, and 60% in units with 1 to 9 beds;

(3)           the applicant's unit shall be utilized at an annual occupancy rate of at least 70% in units with 20 or more beds, 65% in units with 10 to 19 beds, and 60% in units with 1 to 9 beds, no later than 2 years following completion of the proposed project; and

(4)           each existing or approved burn intensive care unit shall be projected to be utilized at an annual occupancy rate of at least 70% in units with 20 or more beds, 65% in units with 10 to 19 beds, and 60% in units with 1 to 9 beds, no later than 2 years following completion of the applicant's proposed project.

(b)  The calculation of occupancy rates in this Rule shall be based only on severely burned patients.

(c)  The applicant shall document all assumptions and data supporting the methodology used for all occupancy rates projected in this Rule.

 

History Note:        Filed as a Temporary Adoption Eff. September 1, 1993 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

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

Eff. January 4, 1994.