(1) A medical assistance facility must provide emergency services meeting the emergency needs of patients in accordance with acceptable standards of practice, including the following standards:

(a) Emergency services must be organized under the direction of a practitioner member of the medical staff.

(b) The services must be integrated with other departments of the facility.

(c) The medical staff must establish and assume continuing responsibility for policies and procedures governing medical care provided in the emergency services.

(d) The emergency services must comply with the rules governing emergency medical services, subchapters 2, 3 and 4 of ARM Title 37, chapter 104.

(e) The department hereby adopts and incorporates by reference subchapters 2, 3 and 4 of ARM Title 37, chapter 104, which contain the standards for all the various types of emergency medical services which may be provided. A copy of the above rules may be obtained from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Quality Assurance Division, 2401 Colonial Drive, P.O. Box 202953, Helena, MT 59620-2953.

History: Sec. 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-5-101, 50-5-103 and 50-5-204, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 663, Eff. 4/28/89; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2833, Eff. 10/28/94; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 185.