3701-84-81 Pediatric cardiovascular surgery service standards.

(A) The provisions of rules 3701-84-81 to 3701-84-85 of the Administrative Code are applicable to each provider of pediatric cardiovascular surgery services performing procedures on patients less than twenty-two years of age, regardless of the date service was initiated.

(B) The provider of a pediatric cardiovascular surgery service shall have available at all times in the same building as the pediatric cardiovascular surgery service and accessible by gurney, adequate facilities for the pediatric cardiovascular surgery service, including but not limited to:

(1) Cardiac operating rooms;

(2) Pediatric intensive care facilities appropriate for the recovery of post operative pediatric cardiovascular surgical patients; and

(3) Pediatric cardiac catheterization.

(C) The provider of a pediatric cardiovascular surgery service shall have the capability, equipment, and personnel to perform emergency pediatric open heart procedures on a twenty-four hour basis. A pediatric cardiovascular surgical team shall be available in less than sixty minutes on a twenty-four hour basis.

(D) The provider of a pediatric cardiovascular surgery service shall have access to the following pediatric services:

(1) Cardiology, including echocardiogram, doppler echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization;

(2) Hematology;

(3) Nephrology;

(4) Pulmonary medicine;

(5) Infectious disease;

(6) Radiology;

(7) Neurology;

(8) Emergency care;

(9) Pathology;

(10) Pulmonary function testing;

(11) Preadmission testing: and

(12) Follow-up outpatient nursing referral.

(E) A pediatric cardiovascular surgery service shall only be provided in a fully permanent setting within the permanent frame of the building of a registered hospital that is classified as a general hospital, a children's hospital or as a special hospital - cardiac that primarily furnishes limited services to patients with cardiac conditions. The hospital shall be fully equipped to perform the service.

Effective: 06/21/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/05/2012 and 05/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3702.11, 3702.13
Rule Amplifies: 3702.11, 3702.12, 3702.13 , 3702.14, 3702.141, 3702.15, 3702.16, 3702.18, 3702.19, 3702.20
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/1997, 3/24/03, 6/1/07