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28 Pa. Code § 501.44. Transfer agreement with physicians.

§ 501.44. Transfer agreement with physicians.

 (a)  The birth center shall have a written transfer agreement with physicians who have admitting privileges to a hospital obstetric/newborn service for the mother and infant when complications or emergencies arise.

 (b)  The terms of the transfer agreement shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

   (1)  That the medical necessity for transfer is based upon criteria developed by Director of Midwifery Services and Physician Director of Medical Affairs. The criteria shall be reviewed, revised, and approved annually by the governing body.

   (2)  In the case of a newborn infant transfer, that a transfer incubator must be available.

   (3)  That a complete health record, relating to the mother or newborn infant, shall be provided at the time of the transfer to the support person, or authorized individual, for hospital use.

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