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Question: Should we have a plan for responding to patients on the hospital property, but not in the ED area, when they need or request emergency care? The final rule seems to make clear that we are not obligated to rush out of the ED to provide care for anyone who does not come to a “dedicated emergency department,” but we’re not clear on what should happen when that person is elsewhere on the campus.

EMTALA Q & A: Emergency care: What if it’s on campus, outside ED?