SECTION .1300 - CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE
10A NCAC 14C .1301 DEFINITIONS
The definitions in this Rule shall apply to all rules in
(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.