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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter GPart 485Subpart F → §485.620


Title 42: Public Health
PART 485—CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: SPECIALIZED PROVIDERS
Subpart F—Conditions of Participation: Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)


§485.620   Condition of participation: Number of beds and length of stay.

(a) Standard: Number of beds. Except as permitted for CAHs having distinct part units under §485.647, the CAH maintains no more than 25 inpatient beds. Inpatient beds may be used for either inpatient or swing-bed services.

(b) Standard: Length of stay. The CAH provides acute inpatient care for a period that does not exceed, on an annual average basis, 96 hours per patient.

[62 FR 46036, Aug. 29, 1997, as amended at 65 FR 47052, Aug. 1, 2000; 69 FR 49271, Aug. 11, 2004; 69 FR 60252, Oct. 7, 2004; 78 FR 50970, Aug. 19, 2013]

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