Emergency Services

Emergency Services means, as provided in 26 CFR §54.9815-2719AT, or any successor law or regulation, with respect to an emergency medical condition, a medical screening examination which is within the capability of the emergency department of a hospital, including ancillary services routinely available to the emergency department to evaluate such emergency medical condition, and such further medical examination and treatment, to the extent they are within the capabilities of the staff and facilities available at the hospital, as are required to stabilize the patient (including in-patient services). For purposes of this section, the term “to stabilize,” with respect to an emergency medical condition, means to provide such medical treatment of the condition as may be necessary to assure, within reasonable medical probability, that no material deterioration of the condition is likely to result from or occur during the transfer of the individual from a facility, or, with respect to a pregnant woman who is having contractions, to deliver (including the placenta).