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More than one Birth Center facility?

When one business entity has more than one location, CABC has designations for three different types of locations. When you have only one birth center facility, it is automatically designated as your Primary location. To add another birth center facility, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

CABC: Primary

The Primary location is the base of birth center operations for the business entity. This location designation can be changed upon review of a request from the business entity.

  • When you have only one birth center facility, it is automatically designated as your Primary location.
  • When there is more than one location, the business entity must notify CABC of its preference for the Primary Location prior to paying any fees.

CABC: Remote

Each location must share all of these same documents with the Primary Location:

  • P&P (as defined in CABC Indicators)
  • Chart forms
  • Personnel forms

CABC: Local +1

Additional location(s) that must have all characteristics of the Remote Location, plus share all of these aspects with the Primary Location:

  • Same Site Visit Date
  • All health records are available at Primary location for the site visit
  • All personnel files are available at Primary location for the site visit
  • Same birth center staff, including credentialed providers (as defined in the CABC Indicators), including:
    • All Staff participate in the same staff meeting
    • 30 minutes or less travel time from one facility to the other

In addition to the usual site visit for the Primary location, each site visit which includes one or more Local+1 location(s) will add the following tasks regarding each Local+1 location:

  • Verify that location meets Local+1 criteria
  • Review 10 charts of clients who gave birth at that location
  • Interview with personnel from the transfer hospital
  • Check the facility

CABC Location Designation Form

    Fields marked with an * are required

    The Primary location is the base of birth center operations for the business entity. To change which facility is designated Primary, contact the CABC office.

    About the New Location:

    State *

    About the Relationship between the Primary & New Locations:

    Does this location follow the same Policies and Procedures (as defined in CABC Indicators) as the Primary Location? *

    Does this location use the same chart forms and/or Electronic Health Record as the Primary Location? *

    Are all personnel forms the same? *

    Does this location share ALL the same clinical and administrative staff as the Primary Location? (excludes differences in clerical/front desk staff) *

    Do the staff at this location have their own staff meetings? *

    Do all staff attend the same staff meetings and CQI meetings? *

    If you marked Other for any of the questions above, please explain:

    What is the travel time from this location to the Primary location:

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