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

12VAC5-230-970. Specialty level newborn services.

A. Existing specialty level newborn services as designated in 12VAC5-410-443 should achieve 85% average annual occupancy before new specialty level newborn services can be added to the health planning region.

B. Specialty level newborn services as designated in 12VAC5-410-443 should contain a minimum of 18 bassinets .

C. No more than four bassinets for specialty level newborn services as designated in 12VAC5-410-443 per 1,000 live births should be established in each health planning region.

D. Proposals to establish specialty level services as designated in 12VAC5-410-443 shall demonstrate that service volumes of existing specialty level newborn service providers located within the travel time listed in 12VAC5-230-940 will not be significantly reduced.

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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