Ala. Admin. Code r. 420-5-9-.14 - Emergency Services

(1) The FED shall meet the emergency needs of its patients in accordance with acceptable standards of practice and shall be governed by the Board's Rules for Hospitals, Chapter 420-5-7, Ala. Admin. Code.
(2) Each FED shall meet the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) statute codified at § 1867 of the Social Security Act ( 42 USC § 1395dd ) and the accompanying regulations in 42 CFR § 489.24 and the related requirements at 42 CFR §489.20(l),(m),(q), and (r), as a required condition of participation for CMS certification.
(3) Each FED shall maintain a communication system that is fully integrated with the parent hospital emergency department and the designated EMS System.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 420-5-9-.14
New Rule: Filled July 22, 2013; effective August 26, 2013.

Authors: W. T. Geary, Jr., M.D., Carter Sims

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 22-21-20, et seq.

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