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

12VAC5-230-550. Need for pediatric beds.

The number of pediatric beds projected to be needed in a health planning district shall be computed as follows:

1. Determine the use rate for pediatric beds for the health planning district using the formula:

PBUR = (PIPD/PedPop)

Where:

PBUR = The pediatric bed use rate for the health planning district.

PIPD = The sum of total pediatric inpatient days in the health planning district for the most recent five years for which inpatient days data has been reported by VHI; and

PedPop = The sum of population under 18 years of age in the health planning district for the same five years used to determine PIPD as reported by a demographic program as determined by the commissioner.

2. Determine the total number of pediatric beds needed to the health planning district in five years from the current year using the formula:

ProPedBed = ((PBUR x ProPedPop)/365)/0.80

Where:

ProPedBed = The projected number of pediatric beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year.

PBUR = The pediatric bed use rate for the health planning district determined in subdivision 1 of this section.

ProPedPop = The projected population under 18 years of age of the health planning district five years from the current year as reported by a demographic program as determined by the commissioner.

3. Determine the number of pediatric beds needed within the health planning district for the fifth planning horizon year as follows:

NewPedBed – ProPedBed – CurrentPedBed

Where:

NewPedBed = the number of new pediatric beds that can be established in a health planning district, if the number is positive. If NewPedBed is a negative number, no additional pediatric beds should be authorized for the health planning district.

ProPedBed = the projected number of pediatric beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year determined in subdivision 2 of this section.

CurrentPedBed = the current inventory of licensed and authorized pediatric beds 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; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 13, eff. April 1, 2009.

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