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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Mandate 961

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Amend hospital regulations - Protocol for patient notice/air ambulance
Purpose of legislation
Requires each hospital to establish a protocol requiring that, before a health care provider arranges for air medical transportation services for a patient who does not have an emergency medical condition, the hospital provide the patient or his authorized representative with written or electronic notice that the patient (i) may have a choice of transportation by an air medical transportation provider or medically appropriate ground transportation by an emergency medical services provider and (ii) will be responsible for charges incurred for such transportation in the event that the provider is not a contracted network provider of the patient's health insurance carrier or such charges are not otherwise covered in full or in part by the patient's health insurance plan.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 271 (2018)
Chap 682 (2018)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 5 - 410 : Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5268: Amend Regulations to Conform to Chapters 271 and 682 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 7/1/2019
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