stand-alone emergency rooms http://apr.org en Ala. Clears Way For Stand-Alone Emergency Rooms http://apr.org/post/ala-clears-way-stand-alone-emergency-rooms <p>State officials have adopted rules to establish stand-alone emergency medical centers in Alabama.</p><p>The rules are also expected to regulate the stand-alone emergency rooms, which are typically miles from their parent hospitals.</p><p>Stand-alone emergency departments don't exist in the state yet, although three in the Birmingham area have already been approved for construction.</p><p>The Alabama Certificate of Need review board approved stand-alone emergency rooms for the Brookwood Medical Center in September 2010 and the Baptist Health System and UAB Medical West in November 2012.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:46:00 +0000 The Associated Press 34330 at http://apr.org Ala. Clears Way For Stand-Alone Emergency Rooms