25 Tex. Admin. Code § 139.56

Current through Reg. 45, No. 10; March 6, 2020
Section 139.56 - Emergency Services
(a) A licensed abortion facility shall have a readily accessible written protocol for managing medical emergencies and the transfer of patients requiring further emergency care to a hospital. The facility shall ensure that the physicians who practice at the facility:
(1) have active admitting privileges at a hospital that provides obstetrical or gynecological health care services and is located not further than 30 miles from the abortion facility;
(2) provide the pregnant woman with:
(A) a telephone number by which the pregnant woman may reach the physician, or other health care personnel employed by the physician or the facility at which the abortion was performed or induced with access to the woman's relevant medical records, 24 hours a day to request assistance for any complications that arise from the performance or induction of the abortion or ask health-related questions regarding the abortion; and
(B) the name and telephone number of the nearest hospital to the home of the pregnant woman at which an emergency arising from the abortion would be treated.
(b) The facility shall have the necessary equipment and personnel for cardiopulmonary resuscitation as described in § 139.59 of this title (relating to Anesthesia Services).
(c) Personnel providing direct patient care shall be currently certified in basic life support by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or the American Safety and Health Institute, or in accordance with their individual professional licensure requirements, and if required in their job description or job responsibilities.

25 Tex. Admin. Code § 139.56

The provisions of this §139.56 adopted to be effective June 28, 2009, 34 TexReg 4125; amended to be effective January 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9577