Emergency Treatment Law and Legal Definition

"Emergency treatment" is defined as “medical care or services furnished, in the judgment of the Secretary--(A) when Department or other Federal facilities are not feasibly available and an attempt to use them beforehand would not be reasonable; [and]

(B) when such care or services are rendered in a medical emergency of such nature that a prudent layperson reasonably expects that delay in seeking immediate medical attention would be hazardous to life or health.” Swinney v. Shinseki, 2009 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1771 (U.S. App. Vet. Cl. Oct. 7, 2009)