I am wondering how your program handles call particularly non emergent after hour admissions. we have had an increase in after hour non-emergent admissions and transfers from outside VA and other hospitals. how does your program handle that? do you have to take them at any time? or do you have a policy of waiting for the next day when the primary treatment team is in? we are trying to encourage admissions during the day for better pt care, but are getting resistance. the claims are that the VA is required to take the pt's ASAP. does anyone know if this is true policy? also what about after hour admissions at non VA hospitals? do on call residents admit non emergent transfer patients, or do they have to wait until the next day. we also cover a NY state hospital. sometimes we get multiple child/adolescent transfer admissions after hours. are you required to do these as well? curious as to what other programs go through. we feel we can sigificantly improve pt care by asking the administartors to limit the non emergent admits to day time hours. what do others think?