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TReC - Rule OS 310:641-3-130

 

  1. In counties with populations of 300,000 or more and their contiguous communities injury related transports shall be directed and coordinated by the trauma transfer and referral center for the region.
    1. All ambulance services providing pre-hospital emergency services in these regions shall contact the trauma transfer and referral center before transporting an injured patient to a hospital.  The trauma transfer and referral center shall direct the ambulance to the appropriate hospital based on the regional plan, the severity of the injury, and the capacity status of the hospitals in the region.
    2. All ambulance services transporting injured patients on a pre-hospital basis from areas outside the region to hospitals in the region shall contact the trauma transfer and referral center before entering the region.  The trauma transfer and referral center shall direct the ambulance to the appropriate hospital based on the regional plan, the severity of the injury, and the capacity status of the hospitals in the region.
    3. All ambulance services transferring injured patients from hospitals outside the region to hospitals in the region shall contact the trauma transfer and referral center before entering the region to advise the center of the patient transfer.  The center shall maintain a record of the transfer for regional continuous quality improvement activities.
  2. The patient has a right to refuse transport.    

 

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