Section .1300 - Criteria And Standards For Pediatric Intensive Care Services

Link to law: 10a - health and human services/chapter 14 - director, division of health service regulation/subchapter c/10a ncac 14c .1301.html
Published: 2015

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10A NCAC 14C .1301       DEFINITIONS

The definitions in this Rule shall apply to all rules in

this Section:

(1)           "Pediatric intensive care service area"

means a geographic area defined by the applicant from which the patients to be

admitted to the unit will originate.

(2)           "Pediatric intensive care services" means

those services provided by an acute care hospital to children with a wide

variety of illnesses of a life-threatening nature, including children with

highly unstable conditions requiring sophisticated medical and surgical

intervention, children requiring a high level of nursing care and those

children requiring continuous, comprehensive observation.

(3)           "Pediatric intensive care unit" means a

separate self-sufficient entity that contains supplies and equipment essential

to provide treatment on a 24-hour basis to children who need pediatric

intensive care services.  It does not include post-operative recovery rooms,

post-delivery rooms, or emergency observation units.


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

Eff. January 4, 1994.