Section 407.11 - Clinical and ancillary support services

407.11 Clinical and ancillary support services.

(a) Introduction. Required clinical and ancillary support services shall include diagnostic radiology, clinical laboratory, pharmaceutical, food and dietetic and social services. The PCH shall provide or have available such services as are necessary to meet the needs of the patients and the medical staff. Such services shall meet professionally approved standards for safety and personnel qualifications.

(b) Organization and direction.

(1) Diagnostic radiology services shall be directed by a radiologist who satisfies the requirements of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of section 405.15 of this Title.

(2) Clinical laboratory services shall be supervised by an individual who satisfies the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of section 405.16 of this Title.

(3) Pharmacy services shall be directed by a registered pharmacist who satisfies the requirements of section 405.17 of this Title.

(4) Food, dietetic and social services shall be directed by individuals who are qualified by experience or training to manage and direct such services.

(c) Operation and service delivery.

(1) Diagnostic radiology. The hospital shall maintain or have available diagnostic radiologic services, defined for the purposes of this subdivision as imaging services utilizing diagnostic radiation equipment. In addition, the hospital shall meet the standards of Part 16 of the State Sanitary Code.

(i) Service delivery shall comply with the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (5) of subdivision (a) of section 405.15 of this Title.

(ii) Diagnostic imaging through the use of ultrasound devices, if provided, shall be under the supervision of the director of diagnostic radiologic services.

(2) Laboratory services shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of subdivisions (a) through (c) of section 405.16 of this Title.

(3) Pharmaceutical services.

(i) Pharmaceutical services shall be provided in accordance with the provision of section 405.17 of this Title.

(a) PCHs/CAHs shall provide or arrange for such services through a pharmacy that is registered and operated in accordance with Article 137 of the New York State Education Law and is directed by a registered pharmacist trained in the specialized functions of hospital pharmacy.

(b) For services provided off site, the PCH/CAH shall ensure the 24 hour a day availability of pharmaceuticals necessary to meet patient needs on a timely basis.

(ii) The service shall maintain, on site, a sufficient supply of drugs and biologicals, including electrolytes, fluid volume replacement solutions and other fluid supplements to meet patient needs.

(4) Food and dietetic services shall comply with the provisions of section 405.23 of this Title.

(5) Social services shall comply with the provisions of section 405.28 of this Title.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 1998
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