THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT AND LABOR ACT
NAME OF THE UNIVERSITY
The EMTALA was formulated in 1986 by the congress as the federal law which ensures that anyone who is coming to the emergency department is to be treated properly irrespective of any insurance or health policies. But since the enactment of the laws, uncompensated care burden is growing and hence the ability to treat the patients at the emergency department is threatened to greater extent. It is also important to note that in general everyone wants the emergency care as it would reduce both the expenses and the time. The act was referred as emergency as there may be several illness or diseases, the consequences of which can be dangerous if they are not treated properly at the appropriate time and consequently the patient may lose their lives or some impairment of the system of the body.
The primary criteria for the emergency department are that the medical facilities are up to date and the staffs are well trained and all the latest diagnostic tools and instruments are being provided. The outdoor of the hospital is not suitable for the emergency purpose; hence the patients requiring the immediate care should be instantly referred to the nearest emergency center. There are some obligations under EMTALA. Medical screening is to be done prior to sending the patients to the emergency center so that it can be verified that the patient requires emergency treatment or not. The treatment should be continued till the conditions of the patient is not resolved and if there is not appropriate facilities to tackle the emergency , then the patient needs to be transferred to the other center under the provisions of EMTALA. The hospitals are supposed to accept the transfer as obligations where the patients are being transferred. If there is any violation of the terms of the EMTALA, it should be reported to the state survey agency.
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