50-5-122. Transfer of hospital patients. In cases where the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395dd, does not apply, a hospital may not transfer a patient to another hospital using only a call to a 9-1-1 service. The hospital shall:
(1) before the transfer, provide notice to the other hospital, including the reason for the transfer; and
(2) during the transfer, provide the medical records related to the patient's current hospitalization.
History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 456, L. 2009.