Patient Dumping: EMTALA Law Governs ER and Maybe Inpatient Treatment and Discharge

From Maguire Woods. EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) is a law that governs when a patient may be 1) refused treatment in an emergency room; and 2) transferred from one hospital to another. A patient who comes to the Emergency Department with an emergency medical condition must be seen and stabilized before…

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