Florida Health Insurance Definitions

Florida Health Insurance Terms:
"Emergency Care"

What is "Emergency Care?": Care for a person with a medical condition or behavioral condition of sudden onset that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including sever pain) such that a person who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in placing the health of the insured person in serious jeopardy, serious impairment to bodily functions, serious disfigurement of the insured person, serious impairment of any bodily organ or part of the insured person, or in the case of behavioral condition, placing the health of the insured person or other persons in serious jeopardy.

Also -- Emergency care is services received due to a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) that a prudent layperson possessing an average knowledge of health and medicine could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to place the health of the individual in serious jeopardy, cause serious impairment to bodily functions, or cause serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.

More Emergency Care: US GOV site

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