In anticipation of patient transfer needs over the holiday weekend, GNYHA is sharing a redacted version of a member’s policy on rapid transfer (attached) pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 202.79. The EO waives the discharge requirements found in 10 NYCRR 405.9(h)(7) to the extent necessary to allow hospitals to rapidly transfer or receive COVID-19 patients during the emergency and implement inter- and intra-system load balancing. The sample policy includes steps for transfer, talking points, and information about documentation. By virtue of EO 202.87, the directive in EO 202.79 is effective through January 29, 2021.