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The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is a U.S. Act of Congress passed in 1986 which requires hospitals to provide care to anyone needing emergency healthcare treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay. EMTALA 911: On Call! explains how to administer medical screenings to see if emergency care is needed and outlines the legal guidelines when asking about financial status or health insurance.
According to EMTALA's requirements patients have the right to receive care if they either enter the emergency department or request examination or treatment. With EMTALA 911: On Call! your staff will better understand the ruling and what to do if presented with a case.
Under EMTALA, hospitals can only transfer or discharge patients that require emergency treatment under their own informed consent, after stabilization, or when a patient’s condition dictates a transfer to a hospital better equipped to administer care and treatment. EMTALA 911: On Call! demonstrates situations in which your facility can transfer an emergency patient and outlines how the final rule mandates changes to the responsibilities of on-call personnel.
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