6 TIC §843.002(7)

August 8, 2021 2:08 pm Published by

(7) “Emergency care” means health care services provided in a hospital emergency facility… to evaluate and stabilize medical conditions of a recent onset and severity, including severe pain, that would lead a prudent layperson possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health to believe that the individual’s condition, sickness, or injury is of such a nature that failure to get immediate medical care could:

(A)  place the individual’s health in serious jeopardy;

(B)  result in serious impairment to bodily functions;

(C)  result in serious dysfunction of a bodily organ or part;

(D)  result in serious disfigurement; or

(E)  for a pregnant woman, result in serious jeopardy to the health of the fetus.

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