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Healthcare Regulations

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) is one of the most critical yet misunderstood regulations in Healthcare. What is Anti Dumping? Who is intended to be protected by this act?

  • Outline what is guaranteed as well as what is not guaranteed within this act.
  • Discuss the fines provided for by the act and include examples of hospitals which have been fined for not complying with this act.
  • Describe and analyze the conditions under which a hospital is permitted to transfer a patient without healthcare coverage.

Use resources from the Week 1 assignment and the following from South University Library as necessary.

Terp, S., Seabury, S. A., Arora, S., Eads, A., Lam, C. N., & Menchine, M. (2017). Enforcement of the emergency medical treatment and Labor act, 2005 to 2014. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 69(2), 155-162.e1. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.05.021

Zuabi, N., Weiss, L. D., & Langdorf, M. I. (2016). Emergency medical treatment and labor act (EMTALA) 2002-15: Review of office of inspector general patient dumping settlements. The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(3), 245-251. doi:10.5811/westjem.2016.3.29705

McDonnell, W. M., Gee, C. A., Mecham, N., Dahl-Olsen, J., & Guenther, E. (2013). Does the emergency medical treatment and labor act affect emergency department use? The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 44(1), 209. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.01.042

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Submission Details:

  • Your assignment should be addressed in a 2- to 3-page document.

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Anti-dumping refers to the 1986 law that barred hospitals from transferring patients who
were deemed to be financially a liability to the healthcare institution to other institutions before
administering first aid to ensure that the patient was in stable condition (American College of
Emergency Physicians, 2009). This was passed after it was noted that hospitals transferred
emergency care patients without consideration to their health state, exposing them to grave
health risks. The act of transferring patients that were considered a financial liability to the
institution was referred to as “dumping” (McDonnell et al., 2013). To correct the situation, the
anti-dumping act was enacted. The act mainly protects emergency department patients that lack
health insurance or means of clearing their health costs after they were attended to. EMTALA
defines emergency as any condition that manifests severe and acute symptoms of severity, whic...

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Good stuff. Would use again.

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