CHA News Article

Registration Open for Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Webinar
Will address recurring EMTALA trouble spots and offer compliance tips

Registration is now open for CHA’s EMTALA – Essentials and Trouble Spots webinar, scheduled for Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT). The webinar will focus on Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) principles, updates, psychiatric services and compliance tips. Featured speakers include Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC Partner  M. Steven Lipton, author of CHA’s recently updated EMTALA Manual.

Despite being on the books for nearly 30 years, the act continues to be a source of confusion for staff, with the potential for negative public relations. Fines have recently doubled and may result in sanctions — for one hospital, in excess of $1 million. 

CHA encourages health care professionals to attend the webinar to gain insights on the law’s scope and application, learn updated information, explore recurring problems and delve into the intersection of the law and emergency psychiatric services. The session will include ample time to address tough questions.