EMTALA Regulatory Series

Session 3

Tuesday, August 13, 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 Three will focus on physician involvement with the EMTALA process including on-call physician schedules, on-call physician rules, when an on-call physician must appear in the emergency department and how to deal with difficult patient situations such as leaving against medical advice and leaving without being seen.

Program Objectives

  • Describe on-call physician rules, including when the on-call physician must appear in the emergency department.
  • Describe the Office of Inspector General’s role and recent on-call physician deficiencies and fines. 
  • Describe the organizational quality-improvement program role with EMTALA. 
  • Examine documentation requirements for difficult patient situations.

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