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What is the meaning of ‘‘immediate’’ as used in the definition of ‘‘accident?’’

Question 19: What is the meaning of ‘‘immediate’’ as used in the definition of ‘‘accident?’’

Guidance: The term ‘‘immediate’’ means without an unreasonable delay. A person immediately receives medical treatment if he or she is transported directly from the scene of an accident to a hospital or other medical facility as soon as it is considered safe and feasible to move the injured person away from the scene of the accident.

Regulatory Topic: Meaning of “immediate” medical treatment after “accident”
Published Date: Friday, April 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997