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Rule 3701-84-32 | General facilities, equipment, and supplies - adult cardiac catheterization service.


(A) Each provider of an adult cardiac catheterization service, or "service" shall provide adequate, properly designed space to perform cardiac catheterization procedures safely and effectively. The amount of space may vary with the types of procedures performed and the nature of the facility (e.g., interventional versus diagnostic, teaching versus non-teaching).

(B) Each service shall utilize the following:

(1) Procedure rooms that meet or exceed minimum space requirements established by the equipment manufacturer and are at least four hundred square feet or, if constructed or renovated or cardiac catheterization services initiated after March 20, 1997, at least five hundred square feet. Each procedure room shall have a designated control room;

(2) Control rooms of at least ninety-six square feet for each procedure room served. Control rooms that are constructed or renovated or cardiac catheterization services initiated after March 20, 1997 shall have at least one hundred and fifty square feet for each procedure room served; and

(3) Clean utility rooms that can sufficiently and efficiently supply the procedure rooms.

(C) A general radiology room cannot be used as a cardiac catheterization procedure room.

(D) Equipment described in this paragraph may be replaced by newer technology that has equivalent or superior capability as determined by the provider of the service. In assessing these new technologies, consideration should be given to recommendations of recognized professional societies and accrediting bodies (e.g. the American college of cardiology). All services shall, at a minimum have the following equipment:

(1) High quality x-ray imaging with mutiaxial position capability;

(2) A three-phase, twelve pulse generator with an output of eighty to one hundred kilowatts or a constant potential generator with an output of at least one hundred kilowatts at one hundred kilovolts;

(3) Multimode or cesium iodide image intensifiers;

(4) High-quality matched optics;

(5) Appropriate imaging modality for review and storage of images;

(6) Digital imaging equipment;

(7) Carbon-fiber table tops;

(8) A mechanism for continuous monitoring of a patient's blood pressure and electrocardiogram;

(9) An adequate supply and variety of catheters, guide wires, and sheaths;

(10) A crash cart with equipment for ventilatory support;

(11) A defibrillator;

(12) A temporary pacemaker; and

(13) An intra-aortic balloon pump or other percutaneous mechanical circulatory assistance device of superior capability.

(E) The provider of a service shall provide and maintain radiation generating equipment in accordance with applicable state and federal requirements as specified in Chapter 3748. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3702.11, 3702.13
Amplifies: 3702.14, 3702.141, 3702.15, 3702.16, 3702.18
Five Year Review Date: 2/24/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 3/20/1997, 3/24/2003, 5/15/2008, 4/30/2016