Registration Requirements for Hospitals

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					                                 Registration Requirements
                                        for Hospitals

AHA REGISTERED HOSPITALS

Any institution that can be classified as a hospital according to the requirements may be
registered if it so desires. Membership in the American Hospital Association is not a prerequisite.

The American Hospital Association may, at the sole discretion of the Executive Committee of the
Board of Trustees, grant, deny, or withdraw the registration of an institution.

An institution may be registered by the American Hospital Association as a hospital if it is
accredited as a hospital by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or
is certified as a provider of acute services under Title 18 of the Social Security Act and has
provided the Association with documents verifying the accreditation or certification.

In lieu of preceding accreditation or certification, an institution licensed as a hospital by the
appropriate state agency may be registered by AHA as a hospital by meeting the following
alternative requirements:

FUNCTION: The primary function of the institution is to provide patient services, diagnostic and
therapeutic, for particular or general medical conditions.

1. The institution shall maintain at least six          4. There shall be a chief executive to
   inpatient beds, which shall be                          whom the governing authority delegates
   continuously available for the care of                  the continuous responsibility for the
   patients who are nonrelated and who                     operation of the hospital in accordance
   stay on the average in excess of 24                     with establish policy.
   hours per admission.
                                                        5. There shall be an organized medical
2. The institution shall be constructed,                   staff or fully licensed physicians* that
   equipped, and maintained to ensure the                  may include other licensed individuals
   health and safety of patients and to                    permitted by law and by the hospital to
   provide uncrowded, sanitary facilities                  provide patient care services
   for the treatment of patients.                          independently in the hospital. The
                                                           medical staff shall be accountable to the
3. There shall be an identifiable governing                governing authority for maintaining
   authority legally and morally                           proper standards of medical care, and it
   responsible for the conduct of the                      shall be governed by bylaws adopted by
   hospital.                                               said staff and approved by the governing
                                                           authority.
6. Each patient shall be admitted on the                   completed an academic year of
   authority of a member of the medical                    supervised clinical training under
   staff who has been granted the privilege                direction of a medical school approved
   to admit patients to inpatient services in              by the Liaison Committee on GAT
   accordance with state law and criteria                  Medical Education.
   for standards of medical care established
   by the individual medical staff. Each               7. Registered nurse supervision and other
   patient’s general medical condition is                 nursing services are continuous.
   the responsibility of the qualified
   physician member of the medical staff.              8. A current and complete‡ medical record
   When nonphysician members of the                       shall be maintained by the institution for
   medical staff are granted privileges to                each patient and shall be available for
   admit patients, provision is made for                  reference.
   prompt medical evaluation of these
   patients by a qualified physician. Any              9. Pharmacy services shall be maintained
   graduate of a foreign medical school                   in the institution and shall be supervised
   who is permitted to assume                             by a registered pharmacist.
   responsibilities for patient care shall
   possess a valid license to practice                 10. The institution shall provide patients
   medicine, or shall be certified by the                  with food service that meets their
   Education Commission for Foreign                        nutritional and therapeutic requirements;
   Medical Graduates, or shall have                        special diets shall also be provided
   qualified for and have successfully

TYPES OF HOSPITALS
In addition to meeting these 10 general registration requirements, hospitals are registered as one
of four types of hospitals: general, special, rehabilitation and chronic disease, or psychiatric. The
following type of hospital and special requirements for each are employed:

General                                                Special
The primary function of the institution is to          The primary function of the institute is to
provide patient services, diagnostic and               provide diagnostic and treatment services
therapeutic, for a variety of medical                  for patients who have specified medical
conditions. A general hospital also shall              conditions, both surgical and nonsurgical. A
provide:                                               special hospital shall also provide:
  Diagnostic x-ray services with facilities              Such diagnostic and treatment services as
  and staff for a variety of procedures                  may be determined by the Executive
  Clinical laboratory services with facilities           Committee of the Board of Trustees of the
  and with anatomical pathology services                 American Hospital Association to be
  regularly and conveniently available                   appropriate for the specified medical
  Operating room service with facilities and             conditions for which medical services are
  staff                                                  provided shall be maintained in the
                                                         institution with suitable facilities and staff.
    (special cont’d) If such conditions do not                               Arrangements for psychological and social
    normally require diagnostic x-ray service,                               work services on a regular and
    laboratory service, or operating room                                    conveniently available basis
    service, and if any such services are                                    Arrangements for educational and
    therefore not maintained in the institution,                             vocational services on a regular and
    there shall be written arrangements to                                   conveniently available basis
    make them available to patients requiring                                Written arrangements with general
    them.                                                                    hospital for the transfer of patients who
    Clinical laboratory services capable of                                  require medical, obstetrical, or surgical
    providing tissue diagnosis when offering                                 services not available in the institution
    pregnancy determination.
                                                                          Psychiatric
Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease                                        The primary function of the institution is to
The primary function of the institution is to                             provide diagnostic and treatment services
provide diagnostic and treatment services to                              for patients who have psychiatric-related
handicapped or disabled individuals                                       illnesses. A psychiatric hospital shall also
requiring restorative and adjustive services.                             provide:
A rehabilitation and chronic disease hospital                                Arrangements for clinical laboratory
shall also provide:                                                          service, as required, on a regular and
  Arrangements for diagnostic x-ray                                          conveniently available basis
  services, as required, on a regular and                                    Arrangements for diagnostic x-ray
  conveniently available basis                                               services, as required, on a regular and
  Arrangements for clinical laboratory                                       conveniently available basis
  service, as required, on a regular and                                     Psychiatric, psychological, and social
  conveniently available basis                                               work service with facilities and staff in the
  Arrangements for operating room                                            institution
  services, as required, on a regular and                                    Arrangements for electroencephalograph
  conveniently available basis                                               services, as required, on a regular and
  A physical therapy service with suitable                                   conveniently available basis
  facilities and staff in the institution                                    Written arrangements with general
  An occupational therapy service with                                       hospital for the transfer of patients who
  suitable facilities and staff in the                                       require medical, obstetrical, or surgical
  institution                                                                services not available in the institution

The American Hospital Association may, at the sole discretion of the Executive Committee of the
Board of Trustees, grant, deny, or withdraw the registration of the institution.



*     Physician-Term used to describe an individual with an M.D. or D.O. degree who is fully licensed to practice medicine in all its
      phases.
‡     The completed records in general shall contain at least the following: The patients identifying data and consent forms, medical
      history, record of physical examination, physicians’ progress notes, operative notes, nurses’ notes, routine x-ray and laboratory
      reports, doctors’ orders, and final diagnosis.

				
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