10A NCAC 14C .3703       PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

(a)  An applicant proposing to acquire a dedicated PET scanner, including a mobile dedicated PET scanner, shall demonstrate that:

(1)           the proposed dedicated PET scanner, including a proposed mobile dedicated PET scanner, shall be utilized at an annual rate of at least 2,080 PET procedures by the end of the third year following completion of the project;

(2)           if an applicant operates an existing dedicated PET scanner, its existing dedicated PET scanners, excluding those used exclusively for research, performed an average of at least 2,080 PET procedures per PET scanner in the last year; and

(3)           its existing and approved dedicated PET scanners shall perform an average of at least 2,080 PET procedures per PET scanner during the third year following completion of the project.

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

 

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, 2002; January 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002;

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

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2003;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004; April 1, 2003;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2005;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2005;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2006.