EMTALA – Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act

Dear Readers:

I was interviewed the other day by reporter Greg Freeman, from the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management about my experiences with EMTALA laws. As a professor of nursing and sometime legal nurse consultant, I had a few things to share with him. (Click on article to download)

My thanks to Greg for his thoughtful coverage and research for his reading audience. Even if you don’t work in risk management, all healthcare personnel should be aware of these laws and how they might impact your practice.

Some nurse leaders need to take their heads out of the sand and pay attention to legal consequences of this complex issue.