10.12.01.10

.10 Hospitalization.

A. The surgical abortion facility shall have an effective procedure for the transfer of patients to a nearby hospital when care beyond the capabilities of the facility is required.

B. Procedures for emergency transfer to a hospital shall include, at a minimum:

(1) Written protocols and procedures related to emergency transfer procedures;

(2) A mechanism for notifying the hospital of a pending emergency case;

(3) A mechanism for arranging appropriate transportation to the hospital;

(4) Protocols for transmitting a copy of the patient's medical record to the hospital; and

(5) Appropriate training for staff in the facility’s written protocols and procedures.