INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
OR POLICY STATEMENT
Issuing Entity: Office of community health systems, health systems quality assurance.
Subject Matter: This interpretive statement clarifies that freestanding emergency departments are not hospitals and as such are not eligible to be categorized as a cardiac or stroke center in the emergency cardiac and stroke system.
Effective Date: August 15, 2011.
Contact Person: Kathy Schmitt, office of community health systems, (360) 236-2869.