What is an emergency medical condition?

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What is an emergency medical condition?

A:
The new law defines an “emergency medical condition” as a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which can include severe pain, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in any of the following: (1) serious jeopardy to patient health; (2) serious impairment to bodily functions; (3) serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.

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