SECTION .1700 - criteria and standards for open-heart surgery services and heart-lung bypass machines

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 10a - health and human services/chapter 14 - director, division of health service regulation/subchapter c/10a ncac 14c .1701.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .1700 - criteria and standards for open-heart surgery

services and heart-lung bypass machines

 

10A NCAC 14C .1701       DEFINITIONS

The following definitions apply to all rules in this

Section:

(1)           "Approved heart-lung bypass machine"

means a heart-lung bypass machine that was not operational prior to the

beginning of the review period.

(2)           "Capacity" of a heart-lung bypass machine

means 400 adult-equivalent open heart surgical procedures per year.  One open

heart surgical procedure on persons age 14 and under is valued at two adult

open heart surgical procedures.  For purposes of determining capacity, one open

heart surgical procedure is defined to be one visit or trip by a patient to an

operating room for an open heart operation.

(3)           "Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit"

means an intensive care unit as defined in 10A NCAC 14C .1201(2) and that is

for exclusive use by post-surgical open heart patients.

(4)           "Existing heart-lung bypass machine"

means a heart-lung bypass machine in operation prior to the beginning of the

review period.

(5)           "Heart-lung bypass machine" has the same

meaning as defined in G.S. 131E-176(10a).

(6)           "Open heart surgery services" has the

same meaning as defined in G.S. 131E-176(18b).

(7)           "Open heart surgical procedures" means

specialized surgical procedures that:

(a)           utilize a heart-lung bypass machine (the

"pump"); and

(b)           are designed to correct congenital or

acquired cardiac and coronary disease by opening the chest for surgery on the

heart muscle, valves, arteries, or other parts of the heart.

 

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

Eff. January 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1989;

Temporary Amendment Eff. September 1, 1993 for a period

of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1996; January 4, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 1999;

Temporary Eff. January 1, 1999 Expired on October 12,

1999;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2000 and shall expire

on the date on which the permanent amendment to this Rule, approved by the

Rules Review Commission on November 17, 1999, becomes effective;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2000;

Temporary Amendment Eff. March 1, 2010;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2013; November 1, 2010.