SECTION .4600 - SURGICAL AND ANESTHESIA SERVICES
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
(1) general, spinal or other major regional
(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.