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(a) As soon as possible but not later than seven (7) days after a patient is admitted to a hospital under this act, the head of the hospital shall:
(i) Review the patient's record;
(ii) Examine the patient; and
(iii) Develop an initial plan of treatment for the patient.
(b) If the medical staff of the state hospital determines that a patient's primary need for care is medical as opposed to psychiatric, the head of the state hospital may refuse to admit the patient if the state hospital has limited medical facilities or staff to provide for the necessary medical needs of the patient. If admittance is refused, the patient shall be transported to a medical facility that is qualified to meet the medical needs of the patient.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wyoming Statutes Title 25. Institutions of the State § 25-10-113. Duties of head of hospital upon admission; treatment of patients primarily needing medical care - last updated December 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wy/title-25-institutions-of-the-state/wy-st-sect-25-10-113/
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