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Virginia Administrative Code
1/27/2022

Article 5. Noncardiac Nuclear Imaging Criteria and Standards

12VAC5-230-250. Travel time.

Article 5
Noncardiac Nuclear Imaging Criteria and Standards

Noncardiac nuclear imaging services should be available within 30 minutes driving time one way under normal driving 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.

12VAC5-230-260. Need for new service.

No new noncardiac imaging services should be approved unless the service can achieve a minimum utilization level of:

1. 650 procedures in the first 12 months of operation;

2. 1,000 procedures in the second 12 months of service; and

3. The proposed new service would not significantly reduce the utilization of existing providers in the health planning district.

Note: The utilization of an existing service operated by a hospital and serving an area distinct from the proposed new service site may be disregarded in computing the average utilization of noncardiac nuclear imaging services 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.

12VAC5-230-270. Staffing.

The proposed new or expanded noncardiac nuclear imaging service should be under the direction or supervision of one or more qualified physicians designated or authorized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or the Division of Radiologic Health of the Virginia Department of Health, as applicable.

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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