West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 64 - Health
64-27 - Statewide Trauma/Emergency Care System
§64-27-5 - Types of Designation.

§64-27-5. Types of Designation.

5.1. General. The Bureau shall use the following general categories when granting trauma center designation status to facilities:

5.1.a. Permanent, when a facility meets all the requirements as referenced in this rule. Permanent designation may be granted for a maximum of three (3) years.

5.1.b. Provisional, when a facility substantially meets the requirements and has outlined in writing clear plans and progress toward full compliance with all requirements. Provisional designations may be granted for not less than six (6) months nor longer than two (2) years with a possible extension of six (6) months.

5. I.e. Probational, when the Commissioner determines that it is in the best interest of the public health and safety for a permanently designated facility to remain designated while identified non-compliance issues are being corrected. The facility shall provide written evidence of active progress in correction of non-compliance areas. Probational designation may be granted for not less than six (6) months nor longer than two (2) years, with a possible extension at the discretion of the Commissioner.

5.1. d. Emergency, when the Commissioner determines that it is in the best interest of the public health and safety to temporarily designate a facility to meet a particular emergency need. Emergency designation shall not exceed six (6) months, with a possible extension of six (6) months at the discretion of the Commissioner.

5.2. Levels. The standards and criteria for designation as a West Virginia trauma center are those standards outlined in "Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient: 2013", by the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) with any variations as outlined in this subsection. The following levels of care designations will be used when granting trauma center designation status to facilities:

5.2. a. Level I. The facility meets at a minimum the ACS-COT standards for a level I center as determined by OEMS.

5.2.b. Level II. The facility meets at a minimum the ACS-COT standards for a level II center as determined by OEMS.

5.2.c. Level III. The facility meets at a minimum the ACS-COT standards for a level III center as determined by OEMS.

5.2.d. Level IV. The facility meets at a minimum the ACS-COT standards for a level IV center as determined by OEMS.

Disclaimer: These regulations may not be the most recent version. West Virginia may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.