A licensed hospital may elect to locate certain outpatient services in a freestanding outpatient clinical services building(s). To be considered a freestanding outpatient clinical services building the building must not be physically attached to a building in which inpatient services are provided. No more than 25 percent of the services provided in an outpatient clinical services building may be rendered to inpatients. Services that duplicate the basic services may be provided in freestanding building(s). These services, defined in Subsection (a) of the Health and Safety Code Section 1250, must be in excess of the basic services, necessary for hospital licensure, required to be located in a hospital building under OSHPD jurisdiction.
Outpatient clinical services of a hospital in a freestanding outpatient clinical services building shall comply with Sections 1226.4.2 through 1226.4.8 and the provisions of this section. Outpatient clinical services of a hospital that are not addressed in the provisions of Section 1226 shall comply with applicable provisions of Section 1224.
GENERAL SUPPORT AREAS FOR OUTPATIENT CLINICAL SERVICES - Requirements for all service types.
When provided, refer to Section 1220.127.116.11.
When x-ray examination services, computerized tomography scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and/or mammography services are provided, the radiological/imaging services space shall comply with the provisions of this section.
The following spaces are common to the imaging service area and are minimum requirements:
If imaging storage systems are used, provide a means of sorting and filing patient film or electronic media for immediate retrieval shall be provided.
Provision shall be made for locked storage of medications and drugs. Refer to Section 118.104.22.168.
Radiation protection requirements for equipment refer to Section 122.214.171.124.
When provided, x-ray examination services space shall comply with the following:
- X-ray room.
- When shielded control alcove with protective view windows is provided, refer to Section 1126.96.36.199.
- Fluoroscopy room, when provided, shall have a toilet room directly accessible to the fluoroscopy room. This toilet room is in addition to common patient toilet room facilities located in the radiological/imaging service space.
- Space for processing images.
- An office or other suitable area for viewing and reporting radiographic examination.
1188.8.131.52.6 Storage Room(s) for Equipment and Supplies Used in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Service Space
Refer to Section 1184.108.40.206.
A storage area for clean linen shall be provided.
When provided, radiotherapy service space shall comply with the following provisions of this section:
When provided, cancer treatment/infusion therapy service space shall comply with the provisions of this section: