Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-08-03-.01 - MANAGEMENT

(1) through (14) Repealed.
(15) Management Provisions Applicable Only to Critical Access Hospitals.
(a) The facility shall enter into agreements with one or more hospitals participating in the Medicare/Medicaid programs to provide services which the Critical Access Hospital is unable to provide.
(b) When there are no inpatients, the facility is not required to be staffed by licensed medical professionals, but must maintain a receptionist or other staff person on duty to provide emergency communications access. The hospital shall provide an effective system to ensure that a physician or a mid-level practitioner with training and experience in emergency care is on call and immediately available by telephone or radio and available on site within thirty (30) minutes, twenty-four (24) hours a day.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-08-03-.01
Original rule certified June 7, 1974. Amendment filed April 3, 1974; effective May 3, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed May 22, 1986; effective June 21, 1986. Amendment filed October 22, 1987; effective December 6, 1987. Amendment filed July 28, 1988; effective September 11, 1988. Amendment filed June 29, 1994; effective September 12, 1994. Amendment filed June 13, 1997; effective August 27, 1997. Amendment filed November 30, 1999; effective February 6, 2000. Amendment filed March 18, 2000; effective May 30, 2000.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 4-5-209, 68-11-202, 68-11-203 and 68-11-209.

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