Availability of Hospital Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services

Reaffirmed January 2024

Revised February 2018, April 2012

Originally approved October 2005 as Council Resolution CR45


The American College of Emergency Physicians supports policies that endorse 24-hour a day availability of those hospital diagnostic and therapeutic services needed to prevent avoidable morbidity and mortality, in order to facilitate timely disposition of emergency department patients and to minimize hospital crowding.

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