3701-83-40 Equipment standards.

(A) Each freestanding birth center shall have a readily accessible and securely stored emergency cart or tray for the newborn, equipped in accordance with national standards of care or guidelines to carry out the written emergency procedures established by the center.

(B) Each freestanding birth center shall have a readily accessible and securely stored emergency cart or tray for the resuscitation of the mother, equipped in accordance with national standards of care or guidelines, to carry out the written emergency procedures of the center.

(C) Each freestanding birth center shall designate an area for the maternal and newborn emergency equipment and supplies that shall be out of the direct line of traffic and immediately accessible to any room in which a birth may occur.

(D) Each freestanding birth center shall develop and implement a preventive maintenance and repair program in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. The center shall maintain records of equipment performance, maintenance and malfunctions for a minimum of three years.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/10/2011 and 02/10/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3702.13 , 3702.30
Rule Amplifies: 3702.12 , 3702.13 , 3702.30
Prior Effective Dates: 1/13/1996, 9/5/02