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RULE §133.202Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) ACLS--Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. A resuscitation course that was developed and is administered by the American Heart Association.

  (2) Antepartum--The period beginning on the date of conception and ending on delivery.

  (3) 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.

  (4) Available--Relating to staff who can be contacted for consultation at all times without delay.

  (5) CAP--Corrective Action(s) Plan. A plan for the facility developed by the Office of EMS/Trauma Systems that describes the actions required of the facility to correct identified deficiencies to ensure compliance with the applicable designation requirements.

  (6) Commission--The Health and Human Services Commission.

  (7) Department--The Department of State Health Services.

  (8) Designation--A formal recognition by the executive commissioner of a facility’s maternal care capabilities and commitment, for a period of three years.

  (9) Executive commissioner--The executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

  (10) Immediately--Without delay.

  (11) Infant--A child from birth to one year of age.

  (12) Intrapartum--During labor and delivery or childbirth.

  (13) Lactation consultant--A health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding.

  (14) Maternal--Pertaining to the mother.

  (15) MFM--Maternal Fetal Medicine.

  (16) MMD--Maternal Medical Director.

  (17) MPM--Maternal Program Manager.

  (18) Neonate--An infant from birth through 28 completed days after.

  (19) Obstetrics--Related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

  (20) Office--Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Trauma Systems.

  (21) On-site--At the facility and able to rapidly arrive at the patient bedside for urgent requests.

  (22) PCR--Perinatal Care Region.

  (23) Perinatal--Of, relating to, or being the period around childbirth, especially the five months before and one month after birth.

  (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) Postpartum--The six-week period following pregnancy or delivery.

  (26) QAPI Program--Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Program.

  (27) RAC--Regional Advisory Council as described in §157.123 of this title (relating to Regional Emergency Medical Services/Trauma Systems).

  (28) 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.

  (29) TSA--Trauma Service Area as described in §157.122 of this title (relating to Trauma Service Areas).

  (30) Urgent--Requiring immediate action or attention.

Source Note: The provisions of this §133.202 adopted to be effective March 1, 2018, 43 TexReg 875

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