The medical community waited more than a year for the final revisions to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), but are they really good news? EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance from Thomson American Health Consultants, publisher of Emergency Medicine Reports, ED Management, ED Legal Letter, and Hospital Risk Management, explains how the changes to EMTALA will affect the delivery of care, including:
- What happens if a patient is denied a psychiatric admission and later commits suicide?
- How should medical clearance of psychiatric patients be handled before transfer?
Edited by James R. Hubler, MD, JD, FACEP, FAAEM, FCLM, attending physician and clinical assistant professor of surgery, Department of Emergency Medicine, OSF Saint Francis Hospital and University of Illinois College of Medicine, and reviewed by Kay Ball, RN, MSA, CNOR, FAAN, Perioperative Consultant/Educator, K&D Medical, Lewis Center, OH, EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance draws on the knowledge and experience of physicians, nurses, medico-legal experts, and risk managers to cover the EMTALA topics and questions that are most important to you and your facility.
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