2021 Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA): What On-Call Physicians Need to Know

This course serves to remind the On-Call and Emergency Department Physicians about the key elements and physician responsibilities regarding the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

NOTE: The EMTALA CME is required prior to initial appointment to staff and at reappointment (every 2 years).

EMTALA Requirements

All medical staff members and allied health professional members must comply with all written policies concerning the provision of emergency care in accordance with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and state laws. In addition, any credentialed medical staff members the staff category of Active, Associate, or Community Associate, and any credentialed allied health professional members must complete the BHSF EMTALA CME course upon initial appointment and reappointment.

Target Audience

Emergency Department Physicians and On-Call Physicians  

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this course, participants will consistently comply with the key elements and physician responsibilities regarding the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). 

Additional information
Bibliography: 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA). https://www.cms.gov/regulations-and-guidance/legislation/emtala/

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
01/01/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2023

Content contributors do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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