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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Enforcement of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, 2005 to 2014.
When comparing the patients' definition of a medical emergency to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a similar theme is evident.
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).
The agency issued guidance in April that withholding medical care from an infant born alive may constitute a violation of the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulations should recognize the expertise of nurse-midwives in certifying false-labor cases in the hospital, Deanne Williams, a certified nurse-midwife, testified at a meeting of the Department of Health and Human Services technical advisory group on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.
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