By Dr. Stephen Colucciello
Reviewed by Dr. R. A. Bitterman
EMTALA, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. We all know the law, and as emergency providers we know we should do a medical screening exam (MSE) and not refuse appropriate transfers, but beyond that, most of us don't think about EMTALA very often. After all, we've got the MSEs and transfers down, so why should we?
Many of us do not realize that EMTALA covers other aspects of emergency care that we face every day. It is likely that some of you reading this article frequently violate this law. How? Keep reading... (Read More)
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