10A NCAC 13B .1931 PHYSICIAN SERVICES FOR VENTILATOR DEPENDENT PATIENTS
Hospitals with nursing facility beds with ventilator dependent care patients shall contract with a physician who is licensed to practice in North Carolina with Board Certification and who has specialized training in pulmonary medicine. This physician shall be responsible for respiratory services and shall:
(1) establish, with the respiratory therapist and nursing staff, appropriate ventilator policies and procedures, including emergency procedures;
(2) assess each ventilator patient's status at least monthly with corresponding progress notes;
(3) be available on an emergency basis; and
(4) participate in individual patient case planning.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131E‑79;
Eff. December 1, 1991;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.