10A NCAC 13B .4109      TRANSFER

(a)  The facility shall establish and implement protocols for stabilization and transportation of emergency patients.

(b)  A facility with specialized capabilities, such as burn units, shock-trauma units and neonatal intensive care units, shall not refuse to accept an appropriate transfer for those services if the hospital has the capacity to treat the individual.

(c)  The facility shall not transfer a patient until the receiving organization has consented to accept the patient and the patient is sufficiently stable for transport.

(d)  If the patient or the person acting on the patient's behalf refuses transfer, the facility staff shall:

(1)           explain to the individual or his representative the risks and benefits of transfer; and

(2)           shall request the patient's or his representative's refusal of transfer in writing.

(e)  The facility shall forward at the time of transfer a copy of all medical records related to the emergency condition for which the individual has presented.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.