Major Medical Equipment
Title 16, Chapter 93 of the Delaware Code requires that a
Certificate of Public Review be obtained prior to the acquisition of "major medical equipment." This requirement is irrespective of
whether the acquisition is made by a "health care facility."
Major medical equipment is defined as follows:
A single unit of medical equipment or a single system of components with related functions which is used for the diagnosis or
treatment of patients and which:
The following medical technologies have been designated by the Delaware Health Resources Board as being subject to review per
- Entails a capital expenditure as set forth in this chapter which exceeds $5,800,000 or some greater amount which has been
designated by the Board following an annual adjustment for inflation;
- Represents medical technology which is not yet available in Delaware; or
- Represents medical technology which has been designated by the Board as being subject to review.
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Megavoltage Radiation Therapy
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET)