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The EMTALA answer book, 2005.



The EMTALA answer book, 2005.

Moy, Mark M.

Aspen Publishers, Inc., [c]2005

385 p.

$190.00 (pa)

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) was enacted in 1986 to ensure treatment of indigent or uninsured patients. However, its application has expanded to far beyond its original scope. Moy (medicine, U. of Chicago) explains how recent judicial decisions and the federal "final rules" of 2003 have attempted to sharpen the focus of the EMTALA back on its original intention. He steps through the provisions of EMTALA as it now stands, including the requirements for medical screening examinations, stabilizing treatment, and hospital transfer. He also covers EMTALA's enforcement and its impact on on-call physicians, managed care, psychiatry, quality improvement organization, and preemption. He includes the text of the act and its regulations.
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Date:Jun 1, 2005
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