Rule 3701-84-21 | Utilization levels - solid organ transplant service.
(A) Each solid organ transplant service designated as an adult or combined adult/ pediatric transplant service performing surgeries in a single hospital or university multi-hospital transplant service, should achieve the following volume goals per year after they have been in existence for two years or more to ensure efficiency and a minimum floor of competency:
(1) For kidney, fifteen transplants;
(2) For heart, ten transplants;
(3) For liver, ten transplants; and
(4) For lung, ten transplants.
(B) Volume goals will be considered by the director in conjunction with other indicators of quality, not as the sole indicator of service performance.
(C) Failure to meet a volume goal for two consecutive years may trigger an extended review of the solid organ transplant service including possible inspections by the director of health. The director may request a statewide consortium of solid organ transplant services to conduct the inspections for solid organ transplant services.
(D) Solid organ transplant services that are designated as pediatric transplant services are not subject to the volume goals set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule.