Definition of an Emergency Service

Reaffirmed January 2021, June 2015

Revised April 2009

Reaffirmed October 2002, October 1998   

Revised January 1994 with current title January 1994

Originally approved October 1982 titled "Bona Fide Emergency Defined"


An emergency service is any health care service provided to evaluate and/or treat any medical condition such that a prudent layperson possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, believes that immediate unscheduled medical care is required.

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