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Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)

Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Compliance

Focus

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of an individual's ability to pay. 

EMTALA requires a hospital emergency department (ED) to provide appropriate medical screening and stabilization care to all individuals who present to the ED, before transfer or discharge.