Current through Register 2021 Notice Reg. No. 52, December 24, 2021
(a) If a hospital subject to the provisions
of this chapter does not maintain an emergency medical service, its employees
shall nevertheless exercise reasonable care to determine whether an emergency
exists, render necessary life saving first aid and shall direct the persons
seeking emergency care to the nearest hospital which can render the needed
services and shall assist the persons seeking emergency care in obtaining such
services, including transportation services, in every way reasonable under the
(b) Hospitals not
providing emergency medical service shall not advertise or make any other
representation to the public that may convey or connote the availability of
such service. The posting of signs to designate entrances for use by
outpatients and ambulances such as ambulance entrance, referred patients,
outpatient service or other words of similar connotation is not prohibited.
Such hospitals may represent to the public in any form or manner, and only in
its entirety, the phrase first aid and referral service.