CHA News Article

CMS Region IX EMTALA Lead Is Faculty for CHA Seminar

CDR Kelly Valente, PharmD, of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Region IX, will participate in the June 18 web seminar, Advanced Decision Making for EMTALA. The seminar will present several case scenarios illustrating common, but complicated, EMTALA situations, such as emergency medical and psychiatric conditions, and capacity and capability. Valente, a pharmacist surveyor and EMTALA lead for CMS, will explain how surveyors evaluate these and other potential EMTALA situations. Legal and hospital operation viewpoints will be presented by M. Steven Lipton, partner in the law firm of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, and David Perrott, MD, DDS, senior vice president/chief medical officer with CHA. The seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon (PT). For more information and to register, go to