section .3800 - criteria and standards for ACUTE CARE BEDS


10A NCAC 14C .3801      DEFINITIONS

The following definitions shall apply to all Rules in this Section:

(1)           "Acute care beds" means acute care beds licensed by the Division of Health Service Regulation in accordance with standards in 10A NCAC 13B .6200, and located in hospitals licensed pursuant to G.S. 131E-79.

(2)           "Average daily census" means the number of days of inpatient acute care provided in licensed acute care beds in a given year divided by 365 days.

(3)           "Campus" shall have the same meaning as defined in G.S. 131E-176(2c).

(4)           "Service Area" means the single or multi-county area as used in the development of the acute care bed need determination in the applicable State Medical Facilities Plan.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2004;

Eff. August 1, 2004.