EMTALA sourcebook cuts through new regs

You and your facility waited more than a year for the final revisions to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), but are they really good news? How do you provide proper staff education on the new, controversial regulations?

Emergency department (ED) managers and practitioners, hospital administrators, staff educators, and others must quickly digest this complex regulation and determine how the changes will affect patient care.

EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance from Thomson American Health Consultants, explains how the changes to EMTALA will affect EDs and off-campus clinics. Key differences between the "old" EMTALA and the new changes are succinctly explained. Here are some of the vital questions you must be able to answer to avoid violations and hefty fines:

  • Do the revisions mean hospitals are less likely to be sued under EMTALA?
  • How does EMTALA apply during a disaster?
  • What are the new requirements for maintaining on-call lists?
  • How does EMTALA apply to inpatients admitted through the ED?
  • What are the rules concerning off-campus clinics?

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, Peoria, EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance draws on the knowledge and experience of physicians, nurses, ED managers, medicolegal experts, and risk managers to cover the EMTALA topics and questions that are most important to you, your staff, and your facility.

EMTALA: The Essential Guide to Compliance provides 18 AMA Category I CME credits and 18 nursing contact hours. To order your copy today for the special price of $249, call (800) 688-2421 and receive this valuable guide to the new EMTALA.