EMTALA: Overview for General Medical Staff
This online enduring material presentation addresses EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) what is required for Medicare participating hospitals with emergency room departments.
This presentation addresses provisions and services hospitals must offer under the federal law, with ethical and legal ramifications when EMTALA is not followed. Various citation facts are presented through ethical and legal issues discussed through interesting incidents and case presentations. This presentation offers an ethics credit toward licensure.
This activity is designed to meet the educational goals of general medical staff and other healthcare professionals working, referring and associated with hospital emergency rooms.
- Describe the scope of care, according to law that applies to EMTALA and defined by CMS
- Define 3 main provisions of care based on the hospitals legal obligation to treat
- Discuss various EMTALA cases, the transfer requirements, penalties and violation charges to hospitals and physicians
- Discuss the AMA Code of Medical Ethics, the practice of medicine and the Code of Ethics for Emergency Room Physicians
Upon completion of viewing the online presentation, please follow the instructions at the end of the presentation to complete the evaluation. Once the evaluation is completed, the user will be provided the option to print their certificate.
Program Registration Information
Continuing Medical Education Credit - Accreditation Statement
As an ACCME-accredited CME provider, The UT Health San Antonio, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine must ensure that its CME activities are independent of the control of commercial interests. All speakers and planning committee members for the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine sponsored programs are expected to disclose (prior to the activity) all “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. (“Relevant” financial interest or other relationships can include such things as grant or research support, employees, consultants, major stockholders, members of speaker bureau, etc.)
The Long School of Medicine and Rebecca Terrazas, course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and the University Health System. The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts certificates of attendance for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance
Release date: May 14, 2020 Credits expire: May 14, 2023
Credit may be obtained upon successful completion of the activity’s evaluation.
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Jeanie L. Sauerland, MA, BSN, RN
Director Ethics Services
Independent Living Donor Advocate
University Health System, San Antonio, Texas
Jake Greenblum, PhD
Clinical Ethics Postdoctoral Fellow
University Health System, San Antonio, Texas
Jeanie L. Sauerland, MA, BSN, RN has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Jake Greenblum, PhD has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
The planning committee members listed below do not have any relevant financial interest to disclose.
Rebecca Terrazas, RN
Amy Quinn, MD
Antonio Hernandez, MD
Kayla Ireland, MD
Dolores Perry, RN
Patrick Ramsey MD, MSPH