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28 Pa. Code § 117.15. Community-based plan.

§ 117.15. Community-based plan.

 (a)  Every hospital, its governing board, its chief administrative officer and its medical staff shall promote and assist other local agencies to develop a written community-based emergency plan.

 (b)  The plan must:

   (1)  Be developed with community participation and be coordinated with the local emergency health services council, where one exists.

   (2)  Indicate where cooperative arrangements, if any, have been made with other local hospitals to coordinate emergency services, especially when the hospital offers a very limited range of emergency services.

   (3)  Indicate what arrangements with other local hospitals, agencies or municipal services have been made for transportation in receiving and referring emergency cases and for communication among relevant institutions and services.

   (4)  State specifically what services are available and what administrative procedures shall be followed for prompt, medically appropriate treatment of patients whose emergency conditions:

     (i)   Are psychiatrically related.

     (ii)   Involve the use of drugs or alcohol.

     (iii)   Arise from an alleged criminal act, including specific procedures in the case of an alleged sexual assault.

     (iv)   Arise from a motor vehicle accident.

     (v)   Involve radioactive contamination.


   The provisions of this §  117.15 amended under sections 102, 201(12), 801.1 and 803(2) of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. § §  448.102, 448.201(12), 448.801a and 448.803(2)); and under section 2102(a) and (g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  532(a) and (g)).


   The provisions of this §  117.15 amended January 25, 2008, effective January 26, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 573. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (240218).

Cross References

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

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