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Rule 3701-84-16 | Solid organ transplant service standards.


(A) The provisions of rules 3701-84-16 to 3701-84-21 of the Administrative Code are applicable to each provider of solid organ transplant services regardless of the date the service was initiated.

(B) Each provider of a solid organ transplant service shall be a registered hospital classified as a general hospital or a children's hospital that meets the following administrative requirements:

(1) Demonstrated institutional commitment to graduate medical education and research programs;

(2) Executed letters of agreement or contracts with an independent organ procurement organization which can provide sufficient numbers of organs to support the applicable volume level specified by rule 3701-84-21 of the Administrative Code;

(3) All kidney transplant services shall be a member of the appropriate end-stage renal disease coordinating council designated for the medicare program under 42 C.F.R. 405.2110 (August 26, 1986);

(4) Cooperates with all extra-renal solid organ transplant services in Ohio relative to the following:

(a) Coordination of solid organ procurement, to be achieved to the extent practicable in cooperation with all established organ procurement organizations in Ohio;

(b) Participation in an effective method for assuring access to solid organ transplantation for the uninsured or financially indigent patient;

(c) Participation in a statewide registry to follow all transplant service patients from the time they receive approval by an inter-institutional patient selection committee until death; and

(d) Participation in a statewide service review process for solid organ transplant services.

(5) Membership in good standing in a statewide consortium of solid organ transplant services which provides the functions listed in paragraph (B)(4) of this rule shall be sufficient to meet the requirements of that rule;

(6) The hospital shall have written patient management policies and protocols for organ transplantation, including:

(a) Detailed plans for the acute and long-term management of each transplant patient by a multidisciplinary care team, including the waiting period, in-hospital phase, and immediate post-discharge period;

(b) Transplant experienced social services available to the patient and the patient's family at all times;

(c) Appropriate and thorough education of the patient;

(d) Liaison with the patient's primary care physician to provide timely notification of changes in the patient's condition; and

(e) If the solid organ transplant service performs living donor transplants, detailed plans for the donor, that include the evaluation, donation, and discharge phases of living organ donation.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3702.11, 3702.13
Amplifies: 3702.11, 3702.12, 3702.13, 3702.14, 3702.141, 3702.15, 3702.16, 3702.18, 3702.19, 3702.20
Five Year Review Date: 3/1/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/1997, 3/24/2003, 6/1/2007, 6/21/2012