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EMTALA: An E.R. Law That Affects All Physicians, 2nd Edition


EMTALA: An E.R. Law That Affects All Physicians, 2nd Edition

CME Certificate Fee: $100.00 (USD) for certificate
4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 4.00 hours

Target Audience: Physicians who take calls for a hospital ED, physicians who are responsible for inpatients, and staff at off-campus, hospital-owned facilities.

Author(s): David Lickerman, MD
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
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Meets Special CME Requirements in: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas     Learn More >>

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize EMTALA laws and their effect on the practice of emergency medicine so physician decisions are in compliance with EMTALA laws.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current Approval Period: January 5, 2016 - January 4, 2018
Original Release Date: December 8, 2003
Most Recent Review by Author: January 5, 2016
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 5, 2016
Financial Support Received: None
EMTALA: An E.R. Law That Affects All Physicians, 2nd Edition
4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current Approval Period: January 5, 2016 - January 4, 2018
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Medulogic. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

EMTALA: An E.R. Law That Affects All Physicians, 2nd Edition
About the Author

David Lickerman, M.D.

"Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act: 2nd Edition" was written and developed by David Lickerman, M.D., President of MeduLogic.

David Lickerman, MD is Medical Director of the Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Hospital West in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. He is also a System Medical Officer (SMO) of the Schumacher Group. He was formerly Associate Director of Emergency Medical Services at Christian Hospitals NE-NW in St. Louis, Missouri. His residency training was in Internal Medicine at St. Luke's Hospital-Washington University in St. Louis. His board certifications include Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Quality Improvement. He has written and lectured nationally on the subjects of risk management, medical quality improvement, and physician-patient communication. Most recently he co-authored a chapter entitled “Emergency Department Risk Management: Promoting quality and safety in a chaotic environment” in the fifth edition of Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations published by the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers in 2006. Other software programs written by Dr. Lickerman, and published by MeduLogic, include "Clinical Communication and Risk Management Strategies for Emergency Medicine", "Risk Management & the Art of Primary Care", and "The Many Faces of Family Violence." Additional information about these programs is available at www.medulogic.com.

Disclosure: Dr. Lickerman states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

EMTALA: An E.R. Law That Affects All Physicians, 2nd Edition
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User Comments
by roy cragway | Feb 21, 2017
Very informative
by allen kantrowitz | Jan 22, 2016
outstanding presentation
by Felton Anderson | Sep 13, 2015
Excellent course.
by Hidden | Dec 28, 2014
in the case of the woman who presented to an emergency room with a hand laceration, the question as to whether it was a violation to advise her that she woudln't have as large of a medical bill if she went to a different clinic was said to be YES it was a violation but it would seem that as long as the ED continued to treat her without delay, simply advising her that her financial liability would be less if she went to a different center should not be a violation and that a transfer at the patient's request at this point would be acceptable. is this a point i am missing or a poorly worded question?
by Hidden | Jun 22, 2014
In a rural setting (hospital of 25 beds), if a general surgeon is called (and he gets called for a very broad patient base) for a laceration to the eyelid of a 3 yo F, and he advises that the patient be transferred to a facility with a plastic surgeon, is this a violation? The discussion was completed over the phone. I guess the base of this question is does the surgeon have the ability to triage over the phone if something is appropriate for his skill set and in addition can he recommend transfer if he feels that the post-operative course would require a sufficient ICU? (perforated gastric ulcer with sepsis)
by Stanley Handshy | May 3, 2014
This course was helpful and a learning event. Regulations and common sense often agree; but certainly not always!
EMTALA: An E.R. Law That Affects All Physicians, 2nd Edition
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Connecticut Risk Management CME
Massachusetts Risk Management CME
Nevada Ethics CME
Pennsylvania Risk Management CME / Patient Safety
Rhode Island Risk Management CME
Rhode Island Ethics CME
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility CME (all physicians)

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EMTALA: An E.R. Law That Affects All Physicians, 2nd Edition
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from www.VLH.com. You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

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