EMTALA Regulatory Series

Session 2

Tuesday, July 30, 2024
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Iowa Hospital Association


Program Description

Medicare-certified hospitals must follow CMS regulations and interpretative guidelines for the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. This three-part series will focus on problematic areas of EMTALA concepts, adequacy of medical screening and on-call physician issues.
Part Two will discuss EMTALA issues such as:

  • Adequacy of medical screening examinations.
  • Appropriate transfers. 
  • Certification of false labor.
  • EMTALA sign issues.
  • Observation, inpatient and outpatient.

Program Objectives

  • Describe an adequate medical screening examination for behavioral health, obstetrics and other patients.
  • Describe an appropriate certification of false labor.
  • Illustrate an appropriate transfer and discuss what must be included on the transfer form.
  • Review what language must be on EMTALA signs.

Who Should Attend

  • Behavioral health and psychiatric staff.
  • CEOs.
  • Chief medical officers.
  • Chief nursing officers.
  • Compliance officers and legal counsel.
  • Department directors.
  • Emergency department staff.
  • Nurses.
  • Physicians.
  • Quality improvement staff. 
  • Risk managers.
  • Safety officers.


$675/3 Part Series Per Hospital Site