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Title: Section 455.45 - Long term ventilator dependent

Effective Date


455.45 Long term ventilator dependent. This functional reporting center must contain all the expenses associated with the provision of nursing services to long term ventilator dependent patients in a discrete unit established and approved to provide care to such patients.

(a) Standard unit of measure: number of patient days of care for all patients admitted to this unit. Include the day of admission but not the day of discharge or death. If both admission and discharge or death occur on the same day, the day is considered a day of admission and counts as one patient day.

(b) Data source. The number of patient days shall be taken from daily census counts.


VOLUME D (Title 10)