Section .0100 – Definitions

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 l/10a ncac 14l .0101.html
Published: 2015

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SUBCHAPTER 14L – STROKE CENTER DESIGNATION

 

SECTION .0100 – DEFINITIONS

 

10a ncac 14L .0101        DEFINITIONS

The following definitions apply throughout this Subchapter:

(1)           "Acute Stroke Care" means the

process for the assessment and treatment of patients experiencing an acute

cerebrovascular accident.

(2)           "Acute Stroke Ready" means a

hospital that has satisfied all requirements for certification as an acute

stroke ready hospital from a nationally recognized hospital accrediting

organization.

(3)           "Catchment Area" means the geographical area from which a hospital's patients are drawn.

(4)           "Comprehensive Stroke Care" means

care provided by hospitals that meet or exceed the requirements put forward by

nationally-recognized hospital accrediting organizations and have developed the

infrastructure, staff, and training necessary to receive and treat patients

with the most complex stroke cases, including advanced imaging capabilities, 24

hours per day, seven days per week, with availability of specialized

treatments, and staff with the unique education and competencies to care for

complex stroke patients through the certification process required by

accrediting organizations.

(5)           "Comprehensive Stroke Center"

means a hospital that has satisfied all requirements for certification from a

nationally recognized hospital certifying organization for the provision of

comprehensive stroke care.

(6)           "Conditional Designation" means a

hospital that is pursuing certification but has not satisfied all certification

requirements of the national accrediting body to qualify for Comprehensive

Stroke Center or Primary Stroke Center or Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

designation.

(7)           "Department" means the Department

of Health and Human Services.

(8)           "Designated Stroke Center" means

a hospital that has presented evidence to the Department of current

certification by a national accrediting organization as a Comprehensive Stroke

Center or Primary Stroke Center or Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.

(9)           "Designation" means the

recognition by the Department of a hospital's certification by a nationally

recognized hospital certifying organization for the provision of stroke care as

set forth in Items (2), (5), and (13) of this Rule.

(10)         "EMS System" means those entities that

are approved by the Department in accordance with 10A NCAC 13P .0201 of the EMS

and Trauma rules.

(11)         "EMS Provider" means those

entities defined in G.S. 131E-155(13a) that hold a current license issued by

the Department pursuant to G.S. 131E-155.1.

(12)         "Office of Emergency Medical Services

(OEMS)" means a section of the Division of Health Service Regulation of

the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services located at 1201

Umstead Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603.

(13)         "Primary Stroke Center" means a

hospital that has satisfied all requirements for certification from a

nationally recognized hospital accrediting organization for the provision of

acute stroke care.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-10; 131E-78.5;

Eff. February 1, 2015.