10A NCAC 13D .2506 PHYSICIAN SERVICES FOR VENTILATOR DEPENDENT PATIENTS
Facilities with ventilator dependent care patients shall contract with a physician 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‑dependent patient's status at least monthly with corresponding progress notes;
(3) be available on a emergency basis; and
(4) participate in individual patient care planning.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131E‑104;
RRC objection due to lack of statutory authority and ambiguity Eff. July 13, 1995;
Eff. January 1, 1996.