Health Law Alert: Why EMTALA Is Worth Another Look: EMTALA Checklist


Part Two of a Three-part Series: Part one of this series discussed the increase in uninsured patients and the related rise in EMTALA enforcement.

With EMTALA enforcement on the rise, hospitals would be wise to take the temperature of their EMTALA compliance. Below are five tips to verify that your hospital is EMTALA compliant.

Tip 1: Revisit Your Policies

It is time to dust off your policies and make sure they are up to date and understandable to the front line clinical personnel who need to follow policy. Although most hospitals maintain CMS-required EMTALA policies, consider taking a second look at your policies from the vantage point of busy and overloaded emergency department staff and physicians. Also, remember to involve your Board and medical staff in key decisions and policies, such as on-call services and screenings...

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Baker Donelson | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Baker Donelson on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.