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(1) A designated trauma facility must:

(a) adhere to these rules;

(b) continue to be a health care facility; and

(c) continue to provide the resources required for its designated level of trauma facility, as described in the Montana Trauma Facility Designation Criteria of the State Trauma Plan.

(2) If the designated facility is unable to provide the care required by (1), it must:

(a) observe the trauma diversion plan required by the Montana Trauma Facility Designation Criteria of the State Trauma Plan for its facility; and

(b) immediately notify the department if the facility becomes unable to provide trauma services commensurate with its designation level for a period of more than one week.

(3) A designated facility may, without cause, terminate its trauma designation after giving 90 days written notice to the department, the State Trauma Care Committee, and the Regional Trauma Care Advisory Committee.

(4) If, following its voluntary termination of trauma designation, a health care facility wishes to be reinstated as a trauma facility, the facility must reapply for designation by completing the requirements of ARM 37.104.3021 or 37.104.3022, whichever is applicable.

History: 50-6-402, MCA; IMP, 50-6-402, 50-6-410, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 1896, Eff. 7/28/06; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2792, Eff. 1/1/15.

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