In this webinar, we will look the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act and go over requirements for hospitals under the law. There is much to do for a hospital to be compliant with the law, and discuss what is and is not a violation. We will also look at investigating an EMTALA event and what is required.
Why should you attend: Many people, even individuals who work in an Emergency Department have misconceptions about EMTALA. The law is actually pretty clear as to what can and cannot happen. At the same time, a lot of liability is left up to the doctors in regards to the law. One of the goals of this webinar is to help Emergency Department administrators and staff understand and alleviate some of the liability that their physicians and hospital face. We will have a few case studies to help illustrate the point that it is real easy to violate the law, but if the proper policies and procedures are in place and followed, it is also real easy to stay within the boundaries of the law. Even with the best crafted policies and procedures, any hospital can violate the EMTALA law with just one person slipping up.
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