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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 410. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia
1/30/2023

12VAC5-410-460. Special care units.

A. As used in this section, special care units may be multipurpose or include but not be limited to units for: intensive care, burn care, coronary care, pulmonary care, rehabilitation, and hemodialysis.

B. Special care units shall have a defined organization. Each unit shall be designed and equipped for the defined special functions. Each special care unit shall be governed by written policies and procedures specifically relating to utilization of the service.

C. Each unit shall be under the direction of a physician qualified by training and experience in the specialty care in accordance with medical staff bylaws.

D. Personnel shall be provided based on the scope and complexity of the services provided.

E. The hospital shall have a written plan for a continuing education program developed specifically for personnel of special care units.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-127 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 2.30, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995.

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