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Kansas Department of Health and Environment K.A.R. 28-54-1, 28-54-2, 28-54-3, 28-54-4 and 28-54-5

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  • Active Regulations
Date Added: 4/20/2017
Public Hearing Date and Time: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017
Public Hearing Location: Flint Hills Conference Room, Third Floor, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 SW Jackson, Topeka

K.A.R. 28-54-1.  Definitions. 

Amendments change the definition of a level IV trauma center to remove the limitation of only being able to transfer to a level I, level II or level III through the addition of language that allows the level IV trauma center to transfer to any trauma facility capable of providing care necessary to treat a patient’s injuries.  Amendments also define “on-site survey” and the criteria for successful completion of the secretary’s on-site survey process and revise the definition of “verification” to reference the American College of Surgeons level I, level II and level III evaluation process.

K.A.R. 28-54-2.  Standards for designation.

Amendments clarify the standards for designation for each of the four different trauma center designation levels.

K.A.R. 28-54-3.  Application for designation.

Amendments clarify the processes associated with the application for designation for all four trauma center designation levels and the fees associated with each.

K.A.R. 28-54-4.  Application for change of designation.

Amendments clarify the processes associated with the application for change in trauma center designation for all four trauma center designation levels, keeping processes consistent with changes made to other trauma center designation processes.

K.A.R. 28-54-5.  Certificate of designation; renewal.  

 Amendments clarify the processes associated with the trauma center designation renewal for all four trauma center designation levels, keeping processes consistent with changes made to other trauma center designation processes.

Economic Impact

Costs to the agency:  It is anticipated that costs incurred by KDHE to implement the changes in the proposed regulations will be minimal.  Current trauma program staff will be utilized to process and review level IV applications and coordinate on-site surveys.    

Costs to consumers:  There is no increase in costs to consumers.

Costs to other governmental agencies or units:  There is no increase in costs to other governmental agencies or units.    

Kansas Department of Health and Environment K.A.R. 28-54-1, 28-54-2, 28-54-3, 28-54-4 and 28-54-5

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