DAR File No. 41961

This rule was published in the August 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 16) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing

Rule R432-100

General Hospital Standards

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 41961
Filed: 07/31/2017 08:45:16 AM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose of this rule amendment is to define which Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification courses can be utilized to obtain CPR Certification, and to amend incorrect references and wording. The Health Facility Committee reviewed and approved these rule amendments on 05/10/2017.

Summary of the rule or change:

The rule amendment defines which courses can be utilized to certify hospital staff in CPR. This amendment also corrects many outdated references and corrects errors.

Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Title 26, Chapter 21

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the state budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

local governments:

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the local government budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

small businesses:

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to the small businesses budget because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to businesses, individuals, local governments, and persons that are not small businesses because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that this proposed rule will not result in a fiscal impact to affected persons because this amendment simply updates references and clarifies the rule requirements.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

There will be no fiscal impact on business.

Joseph Miner, MD, Executive Director

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Health
Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing
3760 S HIGHLAND DR
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84106

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Joel Hoffman at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2804, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]
  • Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

09/14/2017

This rule may become effective on:

09/21/2017

Authorized by:

Joseph Miner, Executive Director

RULE TEXT

R432. Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Licensing.

R432-100. General Hospital Standards.

R432-100-3. Construction, Facilities, and Equipment Standards.

Hospitals shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with R432-4-1 through R432-4-2[4]5.

 

R432-100-4. Hospital Swing-Bed and Transitional Care Units.

Hospitals with designated swing bed units or transitional care units shall comply with this section.

(1) In addition to R432-100, designated hospital swing beds shall comply with the following sections of R432-150, Nursing Care Facility Rules: 150-4, 150-5, 150-11 through 150-17, 150-20, 150-22, and 150-24.

(2) Transitional Care Units shall be licensed as Nursing Care Facilities under a separate licensing category and shall conform to the requirements of R432-150, Nursing Care Facility Rules.

 

R432-100-8. Personnel Management Service.

(1) The personnel management system is organized to ensure personnel are competent to perform their respective duties, services, and functions.

(2) There shall be written policies, procedures, and performance standards that include:

(a) job descriptions for each position or employee;

(b) periodic employee performance evaluations;

(c) employee health screening, including Tuberculosis testing;

(i) Employee skin testing by the Mantoux method or other FDA approved in-vitro serologic test and follow up for tuberculosis shall be done in accordance with R388-804, Special Measures for the Control of Tuberculosis.

(ii) The licensee shall ensure that all employees are skin-tested for tuberculosis within two weeks of:

(A) initial hiring;

(B) suspected exposure to a person with active tuberculosis; and

(C) development of symptoms of tuberculosis.

(iii) Skin testing shall be exempted for all employees with known positive reaction to skin tests.

(d) policies to ensure that all employees receive unit specific training;

(e) policies to ensure that all hospital direct care staff receive continued competency training in current patient care practices;

(f) policies to ensure that all hospital direct care staff have current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) refers to certification issued after completion of a course that is consistent with the most current version of the American Heart Association Guidelines for Health Care Provider CPR; and

(g) policies to ensure that OSHA regulations regarding Blood Borne Pathogens are implemented and followed.

(3) All personnel shall be registered, certified or licensed as required by the Utah Department of Commerce within 45 days of employment.

(4) A copy of the current certificate, license or registration shall be available for Department review.

(5) All direct care and housekeeping staff shall receive annual documented inservice training in the requirements for reporting abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children or adults.

(6) Volunteers may be utilized in the daily activities of the hospital, but shall not be included in the hospital staffing plan in lieu of hospital employees.

(a) Volunteers shall be screened and supervised according to hospital policy.

(b) Volunteers shall be familiar with hospital volunteer policies, including patient rights and hospital emergency procedures.

(7) If the hospital participates in a professional graduate education program, there shall be policies and procedures specifying the patient care responsibilities and supervision of the graduate education program participants.

 

R432-100-18. Perinatal Services.

(1) Each hospital shall comply with the requirements of this section and shall designate its capability to provide perinatal (antepartum, labor, delivery, postpartum and nursery) care in accordance with Level I basic, Level II specialty, or Level III sub-specialty or tertiary care as described in the Guidelines for Perinatal Care, Sixth Edition and the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Heath Care Facilities, 2010 Edition, which are incorporated by reference.

(a) A qualified member of the hospital staff shall provide administrative, medical and nursing direction and oversight for perinatal services according to each hospital's designated level of care, Level I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB or IIIC.

(b) A qualified registered nurse shall be immediately available at all hours of the day and as well as sufficient numbers of trained competent staff to meet the designated level.

(c) Support personnel shall be available to the perinatal care service according to each hospital's designated level of care.

(2) Each hospital shall establish and implement security protocols for perinatal patients.

(3) The perinatal department shall include facilities and equipment for antepartum, labor and delivery, nursery, postpartum, and optional birthing rooms.

(a) Perinatal areas shall be located and arranged to avoid non-related traffic to and from other areas.

(b) The hospital shall isolate patients with infections or other communicable conditions. The use of maternity rooms for patients other than maternity patients shall be restricted according to hospital policy.

(c) Each hospital shall have at least one surgical suite for operative delivery.

(d) Equipment and supplies shall be immediately available and maintained for the mother and newborn, including:

(i) furnishings suitable for labor, birth, and recovery;

(ii) oxygen with flow meters and masks or equivalent;

(iii) mechanical suction and bulb suction;

(iv) resuscitation equipment;

(v) emergency medications, intravenous fluids, and related supplies and equipment;

(vi) a device to assess fetal heart rate;

(vii) equipment to monitor and maintain the optimum body temperature of the newborn;

(viii) a clock capable of showing seconds;

(ix) an adjustable examination light; and

(x) a newborn warming unit with temperature controls that comply with Underwriters' Laboratories requirements. The unit must be capable of administering oxygen and suctioning.

(e) The hospital shall maintain a delivery room record keeping system for cross referencing information with other departments.

(4) If birthing rooms are provided, they shall be equipped in accordance with 100-18(3(d)).

(5) The nursery shall include facilities and equipment according to its designated level of care: Level I - Basic Newborn Care; Level II - Specialty Continuing Care; and Level III - Sub-specialty or Tertiary Newborn Intensive Care including an individual bassinet for each infant; with space between bassinets as follows:

(a) Level I Basic: Full Term or Well Baby Nursery 24 inches between bassinets;

(b) Level II Specialty: Continuous Care Nursery four feet between bassinets for Continuing Care nurseries;

(c) Level III Sub-specialty: Newborn Intensive Care Nursery four feet between bassinets.

(d) accurate scales; and

(e) a wall thermometer;

(6) The following equipment and supplies shall be available:

(a) an individual thermometer, or one with disposable tips, for each infant;

(b) a supply of medication shall be immediately available for emergencies;

(c) a covered soiled-diaper container with removable lining;

(d) a linen hamper with removable bag for soiled linen other than diapers;

(e) a newborn warming unit with temperature controls that comply with Underwriters' Laboratories requirements;

(f) oxygen, oxygen equipment, and suction equipment; and

(g) an oxygen concentration monitoring device.

(7) Temperature shall be maintained between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit in the nursery area.

(8) Infant formula storage space shall be available that conforms to the manufacturer's recommendations. Only single-use bottles shall be used for newborn feeding.

(9) A suspect nursery or isolation area shall be available. Equipment and supplies shall be provided for the isolation area.

(a) Isolation facilities shall be used for any infant who:

(i) has a communicable disease;

(ii) is delivered of an ill mother infected with a communicable disease;

(iii) is readmitted after discharge from a hospital; or

(iv) is delivered outside the hospital.

(b) There shall be separate hand washing facilities for the isolation area.

(10) Each hospital shall comply with the following provisions:

(a) No attempt shall be made to delay the imminent, normal birth of a child;

(b) A prophylactic solution in accordance with R386-702-[8]14 shall be instilled in the eyes of the infant within three hours of birth;

(c) Disease screening including phenylketonuria (PKU) shall be performed in accordance with Section 26-10-6 and R398-1; and

(d) A newborn hearing screening shall be performed in accordance with R398-2.

 

KEY: health care facilities

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [May 16], 2017

Notice of Continuation: November 5, 2015

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26-21-5; 26-21-2.1; 26-21-20


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Joel Hoffman at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2804, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]; Carmen Richins at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2802, by FAX at 801-274-0658, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.