Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/27/2022

Article 2. Neonatal Special Care Services

12VAC5-230-140. Travel time.

Article 2
Criteria and Standards for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRI services should be within 30 minutes driving time one way under normal conditions of 95% of the population of the health planning district using a mapping software as determined by the commissioner.

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.

12VAC5-230-150. Need for new fixed site service.

No new fixed site MRI services should be approved unless fixed site MRI services in the health planning district performed an average of 5,000 procedures per existing and approved fixed site MRI scanner during the relevant reporting period and the proposed new service would not significantly reduce the utilization of existing fixed site MRI providers in the health planning district. The utilization of existing scanners operated by a hospital and serving an area distinct from the proposed new service site may be disregarded in computing the average utilization of MRI scanners in such 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.

12VAC5-230-160. Expansion of fixed site service.

Proposals to expand an existing medical care facility's MRI services through the addition of an MRI scanner may be approved when the existing service performed an average of 5,000 MRI procedures per scanner during the relevant reporting period. The commissioner may authorize placement of the new unit at the applicant's existing medical care facility, or at a separate location within the applicant's primary service area for MRI services, provided the proposed expansion is not likely to significantly reduce the utilization of existing providers 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.

12VAC5-230-170. Adding or expanding mobile MRI services.

A. Proposals for mobile MRI scanners shall demonstrate that, for the relevant reporting period, at least 2,400 procedures were performed and that the proposed mobile unit will not significantly reduce the utilization of existing MRI providers in the health planning district.

B. Proposals to convert authorized mobile MRI scanners to fixed site scanners shall demonstrate that, for the relevant reporting period, 3,000 procedures were performed by the mobile scanner and that the proposed conversion will not significantly reduce the utilization of existing MRI providers 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.

12VAC5-230-180. Staffing.

MRI services should be under the direct supervision of one or more qualified physicians.

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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