Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/27/2022

Part XI. Medical Rehabilitation

Article 2
Criteria and Standards for Open Heart Surgery

12VAC5-230-800. Travel time.

Medical rehabilitation services should be available within 60 minutes driving time one way under normal conditions of 95% of the population of the health planning district using 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.

12VAC5-230-810. Need for new service.

A. The number of comprehensive and specialized rehabilitation beds shall be determined as follows:

((UR x PROPOP)/365)/.80

Where:

UR = the use rate expressed as rehabilitation patient days per population in the health planning district as reported by VHI; and

PROPOP = the most recent projected population of the health planning district five years from the current year as published by a demographic entity as determined by the commissioner.

B. Proposals for new medical rehabilitation beds should be considered when the applicant can demonstrate that:

1. The rehabilitation specialty proposed is not currently offered in the health planning district; and

2. There is a documented need for the service or beds 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.

12VAC5-230-820. Expansion of services.

No additional rehabilitation beds should be authorized for a health planning district in which existing rehabilitation beds were utilized with an average annual occupancy of less than 80% in the most recently reported year.

Preference may be given to a project to expand rehabilitation beds by converting underutilized medical/surgical beds.

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.

12VAC5-230-830. Staffing.

Medical rehabilitation facilities should be under the direction or 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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