1 page letter of support to a “proposed” (pending) health related bill.gr ft
Bill: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) of
Summary of Bill: Requires hospitals with emergency
departments to perform a medical screening examination for any
individual that comes to the emergency department and requests
such an examination. When this act is violated by a physician due
to lack of insurance, a fine can be assessed for up to $50,000.
Proposed Change: EMTALA violations continue to occur, with
emergency departments demanding insurance information from
patients seeking care. The fine assessed for EMTALA violations
should be increased to discourage continued violations.