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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 217. Regulations of the Patient Level Data System

12VAC5-217-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings:

"Board" means the Virginia Board of Health.

"Complete filing" means that patient level data of at least 99% of a hospital's inpatient discharges for a calendar year quarter are submitted.

"Inpatient hospital" means a hospital providing inpatient care and licensed pursuant to Article 1 (§ 32.1-123 et seq.) of Chapter 5 of Title 32.1 of the Code of Virginia, a hospital licensed pursuant to Article 2 (§ 37.2-403 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 37.2 of the Code of Virginia, a hospital operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services for the care and treatment of individuals with mental illness, or a hospital operated by the University of Virginia or Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority.

"Nonprofit organization" means a nonprofit, tax-exempt health data organization with the characteristics, expertise, and capacity to execute the powers and duties set forth for such entity in Chapter 7.2 (§ 32.1-276.2 et seq.) of Title 32.1 of the Code of Virginia and with which the Commissioner of Health has entered into a contract as required by § 32.1-276.4 of the Code of Virginia.

"Processed, verified data" means data on inpatient records that fulfill the requirements specified in 12VAC5-217-15.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-276.6 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 12VAC25-40-10 derived from VR370-01-003 § 1.1, eff. April 1, 1994; amended and adopted as 12VAC5-217-10, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 22, eff. August 20, 1997; Errata, 13:25 VA.R. 3420, 3421 September 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 8, eff. February 1, 2016.

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