Burditt v. US Dept of Health and Human Services

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Burditt v. US Dept of Health and Human Services

An action by Michael Burditt, an obstetrician in Texas, who was alleged to have inappropriately transferred an indigent pregnant women from his Victoria, Texas, hospital to another facility 170 miles away.
 
Burditt was sanctioned and fined $20,000 under the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Law, which provides for fines of up to $50,000 for physicians and hospitals that transfer unstable patients.