EMTALA: A Case Study

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No, even though hospitals are obligated to provide a medical exam and stabilizing treatment for anyone that comes to the ED during a disaster; the facility is only requires to provide services within their capabilities. Under EMTALA, if an individual’s condition requires immediate stabilizing treatment and the hospital do not have the capability to stabilize the individual, then the individual should be appropriate transfer to another hospital for medical care. Transferring a patient because the hospital cannot provide stabilizing treatment is a violation of EMTALA (Gravely, Whaley, & Sanders 2007).

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