Section 770.4 - Health and Safety, including Referrals and Urgent and Emergency Care

Section 770.4 Health and Safety, including Referrals and Urgent and Emergency Care. A VFCA Health Facility shall have policies and procedures for the management and care of medical conditions that require health services beyond the limited health-related services set forth in sections 770.1 and 770.2 of this article, or are of an urgent or emergency health care need. Such policies and procedures shall include but shall not be limited to:

(a) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call coverage to refer a child/youth whose needs exceed services provided by the VFCA Health Facility, to establish continuity of care; and

(b) arrangements with hospitals for health and behavioral health care services for a child/youth whose needs exceed services provided by the VFCA Health Facility.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Statutory Authority: 
Public Health Law, Section 2999-gg