Section 754.5 - Medical director and medical consultants

754.5 Medical director and medical consultants. The operator shall:

(a) appoint a medical director who:

(1) is a qualified specialist, as defined in section 700.2 of this Title, in obstetrics/gynecology or family practice;

(2) has obstetrical privileges that include admission and care of maternity patients at the hospital(s) used for transfer. In the absence of obstetrical privileges at the transfer hospital(s), there must be formal arrangements for the provision of obstetrical care at the transfer hospital(s);

(3) approves all policies, procedures and protocols for the medical management of care;

(4) approves standardized criteria for admission screening and monitoring the risk status of each mother during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum; and (5) is available for consultation and referral or has made arrangements with a qualified physician for these services;

(b) appoint a consultant physician who:

(1) is a qualified specialist, as defined in section 700.2 of this Title, in pediatrics or family practice and who has pediatric privileges that include admission and care of newborns at the transfer hospital(s). In the absence of pediatric privileges, there must be formal arrangements for the provision of pediatric care at the transfer hospital(s); and

(2) is available for consultation and referral.
 

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