Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Training Program

February 18, 2016 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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Hospital staff must be aware of the requirements of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) to comply with the law, reduce the risk of liability, and foster patient safety. State agency surveyors investigating a suspected violation of EMTALA will interview facility staff to assess their knowledge of EMTALA requirements. The emergency department (ED) admitting clerk, nursing staff, emergency physicians, and the director of quality improvement are among the individuals that surveyors may interview. Surveyors will request in-service training program records, schedules, and reports.

Healthcare Risk Control(HRC) has developed this training program to help hospitals educate staff about EMTALA requirements. The training program includes the following resources to help coordinate, develop, and conduct interactive training sessions on EMTALA:

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