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

12VAC5-230-560. Need for intensive care beds.

The projected need for intensive care beds in a health planning district shall be computed as follows:

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

ICUBUR = (ICUPD/Pop)

Where:

ICUBUR = The ICU bed use rate for the health planning district.

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

Pop = The sum of population 18 years of age or older for adults or under 18 for pediatric patients in the health planning district for the same five years used to determine ICUPD as reported by a demographic program as determined by the commissioner.

2. Determine the total number of ICU beds needed for the health planning district, including bed availability for unscheduled admissions, five years from the current year using the formula:

ProICUBed = ((ICUBUR x ProPop)/365)/0.65

Where:

ProICUBed = The projected number of ICU beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year;

ICUBUR = The ICU bed use rate for the health planning district as determine in subdivision 1 of this section;

ProPop = The projected population 18 years of age or older for adults or under 18 for pediatric patients 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 ICU beds that may be established or relocated within the health planning district for the fifth planning horizon planning year as follows:

NewICUB = ProICUBed – CurrentICUBed

Where:

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

ProICUBed = The projected number of ICU beds needed in the health planning district for five years from the current year as determined in subdivision 2 of this section.

CurrentICUBed = The current inventory of licensed and authorized ICU 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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