410 IAC 26-1-17.8 - "Surgery or other invasive procedure" defined

Authority: IC 16-19-3-4; IC 16-21-1-7

Affected: IC 16-19-3; IC 16-21-1

Sec. 17.8.

"Surgery or other invasive procedure", for purposes of 410 IAC 26-6-2, means surgical or other invasive procedures that involve a skin incision, puncture, or insertion of an instrument or foreign material into tissues, cavities, or organs. A procedure begins at the time of the skin incision, puncture, or insertion of an instrument or foreign material into tissues, cavities, or organs. A procedure ends when the surgical incision has been closed or operative devices such as probes have been removed. The procedures include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Open or percutaneous surgical procedures.
(2) Percutaneous aspiration.
(3) Selected injections.
(4) Biopsy.
(5) Percutaneous cardiac and vascular diagnostic or interventional procedures.
(6) Laparoscopies.
(7) Endoscopies.
(8) Colonoscopies.

The term excludes intravenous therapy, venipuncture for phlebotomy, or diagnostic tests without intravenous contrast agents.

Notes

410 IAC 26-1-17.8
Indiana State Department of Health; 410 IAC 26-1-17.8; filed Nov 21, 2006, 7:20 a.m.: 20061220-IR-410050321FRA; filed Oct 7, 2008, 10:26 a.m.: 20081105-IR-410080061FRA; readopted filed Jul 12, 2012, 12:08 p.m.: 20120808-IR-410120196RFA Readopted filed 9/26/2018, 2:48 p.m.: 20181024-IR-410180328RFA

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