The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Attestation--A written statement, signed by the
Chief Executive Officer of the facility, verifying the results of
a self-survey represent a true and accurate assessment of the facility's
capabilities required in this subchapter.
(2) Birth weight--The weight of the neonate recorded
at time of birth.
(A) Low birth weight--Birth weight less than 2500 grams
(5 lbs., 8 oz.);
(B) Very low birth weight (VLBW)--Birth weight less
than 1500 grams (3 lbs., 5 oz.); and
(C) Extremely low birth weight (ELBW)--Birth weight
less than 1000grams (2 lbs., 3 oz.).
(3) CAP--Corrective Action(s) Plan. A plan for the
facility developed by the Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination
that describes the actions required of the facility to correct identified
deficiencies to ensure compliance with the applicable designation
(4) Commission--The Health and Human Services Commission.
(5) Department--The Department of State Health Services.
(6) Designation--A formal recognition by the executive
commissioner of a facility's neonatal or maternal care capabilities
and commitment, for a period of three years.
(7) EMS--Emergency medical services used to respond
to an individual's perceived need for immediate medical care.
(8) Executive commissioner--The executive commissioner
of the Health and Human Services Commission.
(9) Gestational age--The age of a fetus or embryo at
a specific point during a woman's pregnancy.
(10) High-risk Infant--A newborn that has a greater
chance of complications because of conditions that occur during fetal
development, pregnancy conditions of the mother, or problems that
may occur during labor and/or birth.
(11) Immediate supervision--The supervisor is actually
observing the task or activity as it is performed.
(12) Immediately--Without delay.
(13) Infant--A child from birth to 1 year of age.
(14) Lactation consultant--A health care professional
who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding.
(15) Maternal--Pertaining to the mother.
(16) NCPAP--Nasal continuous positive airway pressure.
(17) Neonate--An infant from birth through 28 completed
(18) NMD--Neonatal Medical Director.
(19) NPM--Neonatal Program Manager.
(20) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)--A resuscitation
course that was developed and is administered jointly by the American
Heart Association/American Academy of Pediatrics.
(21) Office--Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Trauma
(22) PCR--Perinatal Care Region.
(23) Perinatal--Of, relating to, or being the period
around childbirth, especially the five months before and one month
(24) POC--Plan of Correction. A report submitted to
the office by the facility detailing how the facility will correct
any deficiencies cited in the survey report or documented in the self-attestation.
(25) Premature/prematurity--Birth at less than 37 weeks
(26) Postpartum--The six-week period following delivery.
(27) QAPI Program--Quality Assessment and Performance
(28) RAC--Regional Advisory Council as described in §157.123
of this title (relating to Regional Emergency Medical Services/Trauma
(29) Supervision--Authoritative procedural guidance
by a qualified person for the accomplishment of a function or activity
with initial direction and periodic inspection of the actual act of
accomplishing the function or activity.
(30) TSA--Trauma Service Area as described in §157.122
of this title relating to (Trauma Service Areas).
(31) Urgent--Requiring immediate action or attention.