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Title 7 . Health and Social Services
Chapter 26 . Embalming and Other Post-Mortem Services
Section 720. Qualifications for certification

7 AAC 26.720. Qualifications for certification

(a) An organization applying for certification as a level I trauma center or specialty trauma referral center must

(1) provide evidence that the organization has received a certificate of verification as a level I trauma center from the Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons; and

(2) participate in the statewide trauma registry administered by the department and provide data to the department as required under 7 AAC 26.745.

(b) An applicant for certification as a level II trauma center or regional trauma center must

(1) provide evidence that the organization has received a certificate of verification as a level II trauma center from the Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons; and

(2) participate in the statewide trauma registry administered by the department and provide data to the department as required under 7 AAC 26.745.

(c) An applicant for certification as a level III trauma center or area trauma center must

(1) provide evidence that the organization has received a certificate of verification as a level III trauma center by the Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons; and

(2) participate in the statewide trauma registry administered by the department and provide data to the department as required under 7 AAC 26.745.

(d) An applicant for certification as a level IV trauma center or local trauma stabilization center must

(1) provide evidence that the organization has met the criteria listed for level IV trauma centers by the Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons, in Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient: 1993, Chapter 6, Hospital Criteria; Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient: 1993, Chapter 6, Hospital Criteria, as amended from time to time, is adopted by reference;

(2) agree for the department to conduct a site visit to verify that relevant criteria have been met, if the department notifies the organization that a site visit is necessary; and

(3) participate in the statewide trauma registry administered by the department and provide data as required under 7 AAC 26.745, if the center is an acute care hospital.

(e) An applicant for certification as a level I or II trauma center with pediatric commitment shall provide evidence that the organization has received a certificate of verification for pediatric trauma care from the Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons.

History: Eff. 4/7/96, Register 138; am 11/8/98, Register 148

Authority: AS 18.08.010

AS 18.08.080

AS 18.08.082

AS 18.08.084

AS 47.05.012

Editor's note: Information about the criteria used by the Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons, referred to in 7 AAC 26.720, may be obtained from the Community Health and Emergency Medical Services Section, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services, P.O. Box 110616, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0616. Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient: 1993 may be obtained from the American College of Surgeons, 633 North Saint Clair Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3211. Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient: 1993 is available for inspection at the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Community Health and Emergency Medical Services Section, 410 Willoughby Avenue, Room 109, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0616.


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