Weiss Discusses EMTALA

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In a presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Alabama Hospital Association this week, Gilpin Givhan attorney, John Weiss, discussed  many of the more complex issues associated with hospital obligations under EMTALA including accepting transfers, inpatient admissions, availability of on-call physicians and diversion.  In discussing the enforcement of the law, Mr. Weiss noted that 43% of all civil money penalties imposed since 2007 have been in Region IV, the CMS region that includes Alabama.

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