section .0900 - TRAUMA CENTER STANDARDS AND APPROVAL
10A NCAC 13P .0901 TRAUMA CENTER CRITERIA
To receive designation as a Level I, Level II, or Level III Trauma Center, a hospital shall:
(1) have a trauma program and a trauma service that have been operational for at least 12 months prior to application for designation;
(2) at least 12 months prior to submitting a RFP, have membership in and inclusion of all trauma patient records in the North Carolina Trauma Registry, in accordance with the North Carolina Trauma Registry Data Dictionary incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments and editions. This document is available from the OEMS online at www.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/EMS/trauma/traumaregistry.html at no cost;
(3) meet the verification criteria for designation as a Level I, Level II, or Level III Trauma Center, as defined in the "American College of Surgeons: Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient," which is hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions. This document can be downloaded at no cost online at www.facs.org; and
(4) meet all requirements of the designation level applied for initial designation set forth in Rule .0904 of this Section or for renewal designation set forth in Rule .0905 of this Section.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131E-162; 143-508(d)(2);
Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2002;
Eff. April 1, 2003;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2009; January 1, 2004;
Readopted Eff. January 1, 2017.