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Program News - Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities


Physician Requirements for Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities Staffing

Facilities Affected:  Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities
Description: The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the minimum requirements that physicians must possess and maintain before the facility considers granting the physician privileges to be a member of the medical staff of a FEMC as specified in 25 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §133.41(d)(5).
Contact:  Patrick Waldron, M.Ed., LMSW, (512) 834-6700 ext. 2625
Complete Details:  Provider Letter Related to Physician Requirements for FEMC Facilities
Date Posted: 5/24/2016


Passage of House Bills 635 and 3074, and Senate Bill 373

Facilities Affected: Hospitals and Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities
Description: House Bill 635 relates to the disposition of certain fetal remains. House Bill 3074 relates to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment. Senate Bill 373 relates to increased oversight by the Department of State Health Services of a hospital that has committed a violation that resulted in a potentially preventable adverse event reportable under Chapter 98, HSC.
Complete Details: Provider Letter Related to House Bills 635 and 3074, and Senate Bill 373
Date Posted: 2/18/2016

 


Health Care Information Provided by and Notice of Fees Charged by Freestanding Emergency Medical Care (FEMC) Facilities

Facilities Affected: Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities
Description: Requirements related to health care information provided by and notice of fees charged by FEMC Facilities.
Complete Details: FEMC Provider Letter (PDF,75KB)
Date Posted: 10/12/2015


Safe Haven or Baby Moses Law

Facilities Affected: Hospitals and Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities
Description: The Safe Haven law, also known as the Baby Moses law, gives parents who are unable to care for their child a safe and legal choice to leave their infant with an employee at a designated safe place.
Complete Details: Safe Haven or Baby (HTML)
Date Posted: 09/15/2015


Location of Dressing Rooms in a Freestanding Emergency Medical Care (FEMC) Facility

Facilities Affected: Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities
Description: Clarification of dressing room locations near the diagnostic radiographic (x-ray) room for a new FEMC facility
Complete Details: FEMC Chapter 131 Guidance (PDF, 34KB)
Date Posted: 06/04/2013


Information for Sexual Assault Patients

Facilities Affected: Abortion Facilities, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities, Hospitals
Description: Information on resources that health care facilities must provide to sexual assault survivors
Complete Details: Information for Sexual Assault Patients (HTML)
Date Posted: 11/22/2010


Information Sheet for Psychiatric Patients

Facilities Affected: Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities, Hospitals
Description: Helping psychiatric patients understand the ER process and the law
Complete Details: Information Sheet for Psychiatric Patients (PDF, 30KB)
Date Posted: 05/26/2010


CLIA Non-waived Testing in Free-Standing Emergency Care Facilities

Facilities Affected: Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities
Description: Information for laboratories performing tests in freestanding emergency facilities
Contact: Zone Office List
Complete Details: A Guide for Laboratories Performing CLIA Non-waived Testing in Free-Standing Emergency Care Facilities (PDF, 471KB)
Date Posted: 09/23/2009


Vaccination Against Influenza Virus & Pneumococcal Diseases

Facilities Affected: End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities, Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facilities, Hospitals
Description: Informational materials about vaccination of elderly persons against influenza virus and pneumococcal disease
Complete Details: Vaccination Against Influenza Virus & Pneumococcal Diseases (HTML)
Date Posted: 01/03/2006


Last updated March 28, 2019