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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 230. State Medical Facilities Plan

12VAC5-230-70. Calculation of utilization of services provided with mobile equipment.

A. The minimum service volume of a mobile unit shall be prorated on a site-by-site basis reflecting the amount of time that proposed mobile units will be used, and existing mobile units have been used, during the relevant reporting period, at each site using the following formula:

Required full-time minimum service volume


Number of days the service will be on site each week

X 0.2 =

Prorated minimum services volume (not to exceed the required full-time minimum service volume)

B. The average annual utilization of existing and approved CT, MRI, PET, lithotripsy, and catheterization services in a health planning district shall be calculated for such services as follows:


Total volume of all units of the relevant service in the reporting period

) X 100 = % Average Utilization


# of existing or approved fixed units


Fixed unit minimum service volume

) + Y Utilization

Y = the sum of the minimum service volume of each mobile site in the health planning district with the minimum services volume for each such site prorated according to subsection A of this section.

C. This section does not prohibit an applicant from seeking to obtain a COPN for a fixed site service provided capacity for the services has been achieved as described in the applicable service section.

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; Errata, 25:11 VA.R. 2018 February 2, 2009.

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