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.