emergency medical condition

(2) Definitions In this subsection: (A) Emergency medical condition The term “emergency medical condition” means a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that a prudent layperson, who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine, could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in a condition described in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of section 1395dd(e)(1)(A) of this title . (B) Emergency services The term “emergency services” means, with respect to an emergency medical condition— (i) a medical screening examination (as required under section 1395dd of this title ) that is within the capability of the emergency department of a hospital, including ancillary services routinely available to the emergency department to evaluate such emergency medical condition, and (ii) within the capabilities of the staff and facilities available at the hospital, such further medical examination and treatment as are required under section 1395dd of this title to stabilize the patient. (C) Stabilize The term “to stabilize”, with respect to an emergency medical condition (as defined in subparagraph (A)), has the meaning give in section 1395dd(e)(3) of this title .


42 USC § 300gg-19a(b)(2)

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