According to House Bill 1941, section 17.464, “Emergency care” means health care services provided in an emergency facility to evaluate and stabilize medical conditions of a recent onset and severity, including severe pain, that would lead a prudent layperson possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health to believe that the individual’s condition, sickness, or injury is of such a nature that failure to get immediate medical care could:
- Place the individual ’s health in serious jeopardy;
- Result in serious impairment to bodily functions;
- Result in serious dysfunction of a bodily organ or part;
- Result in serious disfigurement; or for a pregnant woman,.
- Result in serious jeopardy to the health of the fetus.
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Texas House Bill 2041
The following notice has been posted in accordance with Texas House Bill 2041 and is hereby effective September 1, 2019
- This facility is a licensed Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facility.
- This facility charges rates comparable to a hospital emergency room and may charge a facility fee.
- The facility or physician providing medical care at the facility may be an out-of-network provider for the patient’s health benefit plan provider network.
- The physician providing medical care at this facility may bill separately from the facility for the medical care provided to a patient.
- This facility is an out-of-network provider for all health benefit plans.
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Requirements Imposed by Families First Coronavirus Relief Act
Requirements Imposed by the CARES Act
State Legislation and Rules related to Freestanding Emergency Center Compliance – Unconscionable Charges
Texas Department of Insurance