10A NCAC 14C .3603       PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

An applicant proposing to acquire a gamma knife shall:

 (1)          demonstrate that the gamma knife shall be utilized at an annual rate of at least 250 procedures per machine based on utilization in the fourth quarter of the third year of operation following completion of the project, multiplied by four, and shall provide all assumptions and data supporting the methodology used for the projections;

(2)           provide the number of procedures projected to be performed for clinical purposes and the number of procedures projected to be performed for research purposes in each of the first operating years of the proposed gamma knife.

 

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

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

Eff. January 4, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2003;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004.