(a)  Each facility shall have a written plan for the transfer of emergency cases to a nearby hospital when hospitalization becomes necessary.

(b)  There shall be procedures, personnel and suitable equipment to handle medical emergencies which may arise in connection with services provided by the facility.

(c)  There shall be a written agreement between the facility and a nearby hospital to facilitate the transfer of patients who are in need of emergency care. A facility which has documentation of its efforts to establish such a transfer agreement with a hospital which provides emergency services and has been unable to secure such an agreement shall be considered to be in compliance with this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑149;

Eff. October 14, 1978;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 23, 2017.