Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Quick Reference Sheet

The development of EMTALA compliance checklists and audit tools are important first steps for hospitals to initiate self-monitoring for compliance. Ongoing education and training is also essential. The EMTALA fact sheet in Figure 1 is distributed by the HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston, New York with initial medical staff application packets. It can also be combined with a post-test at the time of reappointment to ensure practitioners continue to be mindful of the requirements under EMTALA.

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