Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-08-04-.03 - SPECIALIZED DEPARTMENT SERVICES

(1) Repealed.
(2) Laboratory.
(a) Organization. The laboratory shall be licensed in accordance with the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Act. All technical laboratory staff shall be licensed in accordance with the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Act and shall be qualified by education, training and experience for the type of service rendered. The laboratory shall be CLIA certified.
(b) through (e) Repealed.
(f) The Critical Access Hospital, at a minimum, shall provide basic laboratory services essential to the immediate diagnosis and treatment of patients, including:
1. Chemical examinations of urine stick or tablet methods, or both (including urine ketoses);
2. Microscopic examinations of urine sediment;
3. Hemoglobin or hematocrit;
4. Blood sugar;
5. Gram stain;
6. Examination of stool specimens for occult blood;
7. Pregnancy test;
8. Primary culturing for transmittal to a CLIA certified laboratory;
9. Sediment rate; and,
10. CBC.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-08-04-.03
Original rule filed June 7, 1974; effective July 7, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed May 22, 1986; effective June 21, 1986. Amendment filed October 22, 1987; effective December 6, 1987. Amendment filed December 4, 1992; effective January 19, 1993. 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, 4-5-209, 68-11-201, 68-11-202, 68-11-203, 68-11-209, and 68-11-303.

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