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Title: Section 712-1.18 - Respiratory care departments

Effective Date


712-1.18 Respiratory care departments. When respiratory care services are provided within a hospital, facilities and equipment for the service shall be appropriate for the effective and timely use of the patients and shall include the following: (a) storage room for necessary equipment;
(b) facilities for cleaning, sterilizing and repairing equipment;
(c) an office for record keeping and other related clerical functions;
(d) an examination or treatment room equipped for pulmonary function diagnosis and treatment;
(e) laboratory space for blood gas analysis; and,
(f) a conference or classroom, for educational activities, shall be available, which may be utilized with other departments, and centrally located within the hospital.


VOLUME D (Title 10)