255.15  Duty of admitting physician at hospital.

The authorities in control of the medical college shall designate some physician to pass upon the admission of the patient, and it shall be the physician's duty to receive the patient into the hospital and to provide for the patient, if available, a cot, bed, or room in the hospital, and to assign the patient to the appropriate clinic and for treatment by the proper physician, unless, in the physician's judgment, the presence of the patient in the hospital would be dangerous to other patients, or there is no reasonable probability that the patient may be benefited by the proposed treatment or hospital care. If the admitting physician denies admission to the patient, the physician shall make a report of the reasons for the denial.

Section History: Early form

  [SS15, § 254-d; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 4018; C39, § 3828.146; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 255.15]

Section History: Recent form

  94 Acts, ch 1023, §90

Internal References

  Referred to in § 255.18

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