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16 DE Admin. Code 4407
Copies of the proposed regulation are available for review in the August 1, 2014 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations, accessible online at: http://regulations.delaware.gov or by calling the Office of Health Facilities Licensing and Certification at (302) 283-7220.
1.0 General Licensing Requirements and Procedures
1.1 Definitions: The definitions as contained in 16 Del.C. 1001 of the Hospital Licensure Law shall apply to these rules and regulations.
1.3 Application: These rules and regulations apply to all health facilities that meet the criteria for a hospital as defined under 16 Del.C. 1001 of the Hospital Licensure Law. The Department of Health and Social Services in these regulations officially adopts certain National Standards for hospital licensure inspections and procedures. Nothing stated in these rules and regulations shall relieve a hospital from complying with local, city, county ordinances, codes, laws, regulations or relieve the hospital from compliance with other State or Federal requirements.
2.1 Definition: "New construction, additions, and alterations" means new buildings to be used as hospitals, additions to existing buildings to be used as hospitals, conversion of existing buildings or portions thereof for use as hospitals, alterations other than minor alterations to existing hospitals.
2.3 Under the authority of 16 Del.C. Ch. 10 as amended, the Department of Health and Social Services adopts as the official standards for new construction, additions and alterations of hospitals, where applicable, the "Guidelines for Construction and Equipment of Hospital and Medical Facilities". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service Publication Number (HRS-M-HF), 84-1 and all codes or standards referred under these adopted parts. When a hospital that is required to be licensed under these rules and regulations does not normally provide a particular service or department the parts of the following which relate to such service or department shall not be applicable. This Section of rules and regulations shall apply to new construction, additions, or alterations of hospitals only and not to existing facilities.
3.1 Under the authority of 16 Del.C. Ch. 10, as amended, the Department of Health and Social Services adopts as the official standards for the physical environment in hospitals the following parts of the regulations, Medicare Program Regulations, 42 CFR Part 405, Subpart J, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration, dated October, 1977, Sections 405.1020 - 405.1034 inclusive, and all codes and standards referred to under these adopted parts. If any part of this section is in conflict with Section 50.1, "New Construction, Additions, and Alterations" this part shall be void and the preceding section shall apply. When a hospital that is required to be licensed under these rules and regulations does not normally provide a particular service or department, the parts of the following which relate to such service or department shall not be applicable.
4.1 Under the authority of 16 Del.C. Ch. 10, as amended, the Department of Health and Social Services adopts as the official standards for the governing body, organization, and staff of hospitals the following parts of "Standards for Accreditation of Hospitals Plus Provisional Interpretations", published by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, dated 1981 Edition, and the "Requirements and Interpretative Guide for Accredited Hospitals", by the American Osteopathic Hospital Association, and all codes or standards referred to under these adopted parts. If any part of this section is in conflict with Section 2.0 "New Construction. Additions, and Alterations" or Section 3.0 "Physical Environment", this part shall be void and the preceding Sections shall apply. When a hospital that is required to be licensed under these rules and regulations does not normally provide a particular service or department the parts of the following which relate to such service or department shall not be applicable.
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