COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
HOSPITALS FOR INDIGENT SICK
31-3507. transfer of a medically indigent patient. An obligated county or the board shall have the right to have an approved medically indigent resident transferred to a hospital or facility, in accordance with requirements of the federal emergency medical treatment and active labor act, 42 U.S.C., section 1395dd; provided however, treatment for the necessary medical service must be available at the designated facility, and the county contract physician, or the attending physician if no county contract physician is available, must certify that the transfer of such person would not present a significant risk of further injury. The obligated county, the board, and hospital from which or to which a person is taken or removed as herein provided, as well as the attending physician(s), shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever and shall be immune from suit for any causes of action arising from a transfer performed in accordance with this section. The immunities and freedom from liability granted pursuant to this section shall extend to any person, firm or corporation acting in accordance with this section.
[31-3507, added 1996, ch. 410, sec. 17, p. 1367; am. 2009, ch. 177, sec. 11, p. 568; am. 2010, ch. 273, sec. 16, p. 702; am. 2011, ch. 291, sec. 15, p. 805.]