Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals have had to comply with EMTALA regulations for over 35 years. Yet, there are increasing number of investigations and escalating civil monetary penalties for non-compliance. This three-part series reviews the basic requirements of EMTALA, examines the most problem prone areas including adequacy of medical screening examinations and appropriate transfers; and recent deficiencies and civil monetary penalties nationwide.
Join SDAHO as we host Nancy Ruzicka on Thursday, October 13 at 12pm CT. This session will be the first part in a three-part series. Over the course of these three sessions, attendees will review the basic requirements of EMTALA, examine the most problem prone areas including adequacy of medical screening examinations and appropriate transfers; and recent deficiencies and civil monetary penalties nationwide.
Part one learning objectives:
- Describe basic requirements of EMTALA.
- Describe why EMTALA is the most-frequently cited deficiency.
- Discuss who and where EMTALA applies in the facility.
- Provide examples of how the hospital can stay current on changes in regulations.
This program is intended for anyone involved with compliance regulations and standards, including, but not limited to, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, CNOs, physicians, nurses, quality improvement staff, risk managers, pharmacy staff, dieticians, compliance officers and legal counsel, ethics committee members, consumer advocates, The Joint Commission liaisons, safety officers, behavioral health and psychiatric staff, case managers and other interested staff.