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Stabilization


The term "to stabilize" means, with respect to an emergency medical condition [other than active labor] to provide such medical treatment of the condition as may be necessary to assure, within reasonable medical probability, that no material deterioration of the condition is likely to result from or occur during the transfer of the individual from a facility, or, with respect to [a woman having contractions] to deliver (including the placenta).

The term "stabilized" means, with respect to an emergency medical condition [other than active labor] that no material deterioration of the condition is likely, within reasonable medical probability, to result from or occur during the transfer of the individual from a facility, or, with respect to [a woman having contractions] that the woman has delivered (including the placenta).

Under these definitions, a stabilized patient is no longer in need of emergency medical care. This definition is important because a patient who is stabilized may be transferred without meeting the strict requirements of the act.


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