2023 EMTALA Series Part II

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Iowa Hospital Association


Program Description

Medicare-certified hospitals must follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ regulations and interpretative guidelines for the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. This three-part series will focus on problematic areas of EMTALA concepts, adequacy of medical screening and on-call physician issues.

Part II will discuss EMTALA issues including adequacy of medical screening examinations, certification of false labor, observation, inpatient services, outpatient services, EMTALA sign issues and appropriate transfers.

Program Objectives

  • Describe what constitutes an adequate medical screening examination for behavioral health, obstetrics and
    other patients.
  • Describe what constitutes an appropriate certification of false labor.
  • Review an appropriate transfer including information needed on the transfer form.
  • Review what language must be on required EMTALA signs.

Who Should Attend

Behavioral health and psychiatric staff, CEOs, CMOs, CNOs, compliance officers and legal counsel, department directors, emergency department staff, nurses, physicians, quality improvement staff, risk managers and safety officers.