SB301: Medically underserved areas; transporting patients to 24-hour urgent care facilities.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to direct the Board of Health to develop regulations related to the transport of patients to 24-hour urgent care facilities by emergency medical services agencies in medically underserved areas.
[S 301]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Board of Health shall develop regulations for when emergency medical services agencies in medically underserved areas as defined by the Board may transport patients to 24-hour urgent care facilities or appropriate medical care facilities other than hospitals. The regulations shall include provisions for what constitutes a medically underserved area, cases appropriate for transferring a patient to a medical facility other than a hospital, and other information deemed relevant by the Board.


SENATE BILL NO. 301
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health
on January 23, 2020)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Stanley)
A BILL to direct the Board of Health to develop regulations related to the transport of patients to 24-hour urgent care facilities by emergency medical services agencies in medically underserved areas.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Board of Health shall develop regulations for when emergency medical services agencies in medically underserved areas as defined by the Board may transport patients to 24-hour urgent care facilities or appropriate medical care facilities other than hospitals. The regulations shall include provisions for what constitutes a medically underserved area, cases appropriate for transferring a patient to a medical facility other than a hospital, and other information deemed relevant by the Board.

SENATE BILL NO. 301

Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled January 5, 2020
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 32.1-111.4:9, relating to medically underserved areas; emergency medical services; medical care facilities.
Patron-- Stanley

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 32.1-111.4:9 as follows:

§ 32.1-111.4:9. Medically underserved areas; emergency medical services; medical care facilities.

A. Emergency medical services vehicles may transport patients to 24-hour urgent care medical facilities or other appropriate medical facilities when deemed appropriate by emergency medical services personnel or a physician.

B. The Board shall develop regulations for when emergency medical services agencies in medically underserved areas as defined by the Board may transport patients to 24-hour urgent care facilities or appropriate medical care facilities other than hospitals. The regulations shall include provisions for what constitutes a medically underserved area, cases appropriate for transferring a patient to a medical facility other than a hospital, and other information deemed relevant by the Board.