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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 133HOSPITAL LICENSING
SUBCHAPTER KHOSPITAL LEVEL OF CARE DESIGNATIONS FOR MATERNAL CARE
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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