250-yard rule

A reader asks this question:

I was wondering if you can answer a question on the 250-yard rule. I work in an emergency room and heard on the radio there was a stabbing in the same block as the hospital. Is it my obligation to leave the ER with a the physician and run to the site.? EMS was called and the police were responding.

We have much debate over this situation. Some employees feel it fits into the 250-yard rule, others feel it does not. Can you help us answer this question and set the record straight?

I have no idea. Can anyone help answer this question?


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