Updated Fact Sheet on EMTALA and Disasters Now Available
The federal Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Preparedness and Response has issued
sheet addressing frequently asked questions about the
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and disasters.
The fact sheet includes updated information on addressing patient
surge without an EMTALA waiver, as well as links to other
resources and additional information. This new reference tool
should not be viewed as regulatory guidance and does not replace
communications from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,
which oversees EMTALA compliance.