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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 222 : ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 9492)
  • § 9492. Non-emergency walk-in centers; nondiscrimination

    (a) A non-emergency walk-in center shall accept patients of all ages for diagnosis and treatment of illness, injury, and disease during all hours that the center is open to see patients. A non-emergency walk-in center shall not discriminate against any patient or prospective patient on the basis of insurance status or type of health coverage.

    (b) As used in this section, "non-emergency walk-in center" means an outpatient or ambulatory diagnostic or treatment center at which a patient without making an appointment may receive medical care that is not of an emergency, life threatening nature. The term includes facilities that are self-described as urgent care centers, retail health clinics, and convenient care clinics. (Added 2013, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. May 27, 2014.)