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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations
8/17/2022

12VAC5-31-350. Ability to pay.

In the case of an emergency illness or injury, an EMS agency may not refuse to provide required services including dispatch, response, rescue, life support, emergency transport and interfacility transport based on the inability of the patient to provide means of payment for services rendered by the agency. An EMS agency's decision to refer or refuse to provide service must be based upon the "prudent layperson" standard for determination of the existence of a medical emergency as defined under "emergency services" in § 38.2-4300 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 3 and Volume 19, Issue 9, eff. January 15, 2003.

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