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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department Of Health
Chapter 230. State Medical Facilities Plan
1/27/2022

12VAC5-230-390. Need for new service.

A. No new fixed site cardiac catheterization service should be approved for a health planning district unless:

1. Existing fixed site cardiac catheterization services located in the health planning district performed an average of 1,200 cardiac catheterization DEPs per existing and approved laboratory for the relevant reporting period;

2. The proposed new service will perform an average of 200 DEPs in the first year of operation and 500 DEPs in the second year of operation; and

3. The utilization of existing services in the health planning district will not be significantly reduced.

B. Proposals for mobile cardiac catheterization laboratories should be approved only if such laboratories will be provided at a site located on the campus of an inpatient hospital. Additionally, applicants for proposed mobile cardiac catheterization laboratories shall be able to project that they will perform an average of 200 DEPs in the first year of operation and 350 DEPs in the second year of operation without significantly reducing the utilization of existing laboratories in the health planning district below 1,200 procedures.

C. Preference may be given to a project that locates new cardiac catheterization services at an inpatient hospital that is 60 minutes or more driving time one way under normal conditions from existing services if the applicant can demonstrate that the proposed new laboratory will perform an average of 200 DEPs in the first year of operation and 400 DEPs in the second year of operation without significantly reducing the utilization of existing laboratories in the health planning district.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-102.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 9, eff. February 15, 2009.

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