130.024 Physician Coverage of Hospital Emergency Departments

130.024

Physician Coverage of Hospital Emergency Departments: The Texas Medical Association supports minimum standards established by the Department of State Health Services requiring general hospitals 1) in urban counties to ensure a physician is on site and available to respond to emergencies within the facility 24 hours per day, and 2) in rural counties to have a physician available to respond to emergencies immediately by phone and in person within 30 minutes (CEMST and CHSO Joint Rep.1-A-13).

Last Updated On

October 07, 2016