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Virginia Administrative Code
1/27/2022

Article 1. Criteria and Standards for Obstetrical Services

12VAC5-230-900. Travel time.

Article 1
Criteria and Standards for Obstetrical Services

Obstetrical services should be located within 30 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.

12VAC5-230-910. Need for new service.

No new obstetrical services should be approved unless the applicant can demonstrate that, based on the population and utilization of current services, there is a need for such services in the health planning district without significantly reducing 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.

12VAC5-230-920. Continuity.

A. Perinatal service capacity, including service availability for unscheduled admissions, should be developed to provide routine newborn care to infants delivered in the associated obstetrics service, and shall be able to stabilize and prepare for transport those infants requiring the care of a neonatal special care services unit.

B. The proposal shall identify the primary and secondary neonatal special care center nearest the proposed service shall provide transport one-way to those centers.

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.

12VAC5-230-930. Staffing.

Obstetric services 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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