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007.05.10-2. Purpose.

AR ADC 007.05.10-2Arkansas Administrative CodeEffective: February 5, 2021

West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 007. Department of Health
Division 05. Health Facility Services
Rule 10. Rules for Critical Access Hospitals in Arkansas (Refs & Annos)
Effective: February 5, 2021
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-2
007.05.10-2. Purpose.
These rules have been prepared for the purpose of establishing a criterion for minimum standards for licensure, operation and maintenance of hospitals and related institutions in Arkansas that is consistent with current trends in patient care practices. By necessity they are of a regulatory nature but are considered to be practical minimum design and operational standards for these facilities. These standards are not static and are subject to periodic revisions in the future as new knowledge and changes in patient care trends become apparent. However, it is expected that facilities will exceed these minimum requirements and that they shall not be dependent upon future revisions in these standards as a necessary prerequisite for improved services. Hospitals and related institutions have a strong moral responsibility for providing optimum patient care and treatment for the populations they serve.


Amended Jan. 1, 2016; Feb. 5, 2021.
<Statutory authority: Promulgated under the Authority of Ark. Code Ann. ยง 20-7-123, 20-9-201 et seq.>
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-2, AR ADC 007.05.10-2
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