Section .4600 - Surgical And Anesthesia Services

Link to law: 10a - health and human services/chapter 13 - nc medical care commission/subchapter b/10a ncac 13b .4601.html
Published: 2015

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10A NCAC 13B .4601       ORGANIZATION

(a)  The governing body shall approve the types of surgery

and types of anesthesia services to be available throughout the hospital

consistent with identified needs and resources.

(b)  The facility shall require that surgical or anesthesia

procedures are performed only when the necessary equipment and personnel are


(c)  A facility that provides surgical or obstetric services

shall provide anesthesia services on a 24-hour basis.

(d)  The requirements and standards identified in this

Section apply when any patient, in any setting, receives for any purpose, by

any route:

(1)           general, spinal or other major regional

anesthesia; or

(2)           sedation or analgesia that may result in

the loss of protective reflexes; or

(3)           surgery or other invasive procedure while

receiving such anesthesia.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996.