Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

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EMTALA was legislated and enacted in 1986 and it puts emphasis on providing the emergency based quality treatment to all people irrespective of their insurance and income conditions. The law states that if a patient is brought in the emergency department of a healthcare institute.

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Healthcare Policy and LawEmergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor ActEMTALA was legislated and enacted in 1986 and it puts emphasis on providing the emergency based quality treatment to all people irrespective of their insurance and income conditions. The law states that if a patient is brought in the emergency department of a healthcare institute, it must be made sure to provide necessary treatment to stabilize the medical condition and the patient can only be transferred to another hospital if the current hospital does not have abilities and equipment to treat the existing state. If an emergency condition occurs and four patients refuse to accept treatment and request for transfer to another medical institution and deny the procedures when the hospital has the ability to treat, the clauses from EMTALA can be applied according to which the hospital must not accept the request unless the patient has been brought into a stable condition and safety of life has been assured. Once the safety is attained, then patient can consulted in this matter. So, four patients must be treated by the same hospital provided that the hospital has enough facilities and capabilities. Th

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