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28 Pa. Code § 117.14. Required minimal services.

§ 117.14. Required minimal services.

 (a)  During the rendering of emergency care, no patient may be transferred if the hospital where he was initially seen has means for appropriate care of his emergency medical problem, unless the patient or his family requests a transfer.

 (b)  Examination or treatment, or both by nonphysician members of the medical staff shall be provided in accordance with medical staff bylaws.

 (c)  When emergency services are provided, the hospital and medical staff are responsible for insuring that emergency patient care meets the general standards of care which prevail in other areas of the hospital. Services shall be available 24 hours a day, and medical staff coverage shall be adequate to ensure that an applicant for treatment will be seen within a period of time which is reasonable in light of the severity of his illness or injury.

 (d)  No patient may be transferred until the receiving institution has consented to accept him.

 (e)  The individual arranging for the transfer of a patient shall record on a form to accompany the patient all pertinent medical and social information. This information shall include copies of reports from diagnostic procedures performed, if available.

 (f)  Every patient seeking medical care from the emergency service who is not in need of emergency services or for whom services cannot be provided by the hospital from which he has sought treatment shall be given information on how to obtain appropriate medical care.


   The provisions of this §  117.14 issued under 67 Pa.C.S. § §  6101—6104 (Repealed); and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973 (71 P. S. §  755-2) (Renumbered).


   The provisions of this §  117.14 amended September 19, 1980, effective September 20, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3761. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (37842).

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  141.25 (relating to emergency dental services).

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