37 Fla. Stat. §641.19(6)(a-b)

August 8, 2021 9:10 am Published by

(6) “Emergency medical condition” means:

(a) A medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain or other acute symptoms, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in any of the following:

1. Serious jeopardy to the health of a patient, including a pregnant woman or a fetus.

2. Serious impairment to bodily functions.

3. Serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.

(b) With respect to a pregnant woman:

1. That there is inadequate time to effect safe transfer to another hospital prior to delivery;

2. That a transfer may pose a threat to the health and safety of the patient or fetus; or

3. That there is evidence of the onset and persistence of uterine contractions or rupture of the membranes.

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