Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA),

(ē-mĕr'jen-sē med'i-kăl trēt'ment lā'bŏr akt),
An act passed by the U.S. Congress establishing the right of any person to present to an emergency department and receive, within the capabilities of the hospital, a medical screening examination and stabilizing care of that person or an unborn child, without regard to the patient's ability to pay.
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BALTIMORE -- Hospital emergency department on-call roster requirements should be moved from Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act regulations to those relating to Medicare provider agreements, a federal advisory group has recommended.
Such a move away from the regulations would ensure that plaintiffs in lawsuits could not use the requirements to file a private right of action, the recommendation's supporters said at a meeting of the Department of Health and Human Services technical advisory group on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).
A longtime advocate of improved health care in the underserved community, Lebow has a special interest in the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) program, that assures that all patients who present to the nation's emergency departments receive the care they need.
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