EMTALA and Patient Intake
EMTALA, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, was created to ensure that patients receive medical treatment in cases of emergencies or being in labor, regardless of their ability to pay. Your hospital is required to comply with EMTALA, and there are serious consequences for ignoring it. This course will explain more about what EMTALA is and how you and your hospital can follow the law.
- Define the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, EMTALA.
- Discuss how EMTALA is applied and its basic requirements.
- Recognize EMTALA’s impact on the patient intake process.
- Recognize the importance of EMTALA compliance.