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What is EMTALA?

Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985. It was originally designed to prevent hospitals from refusing to see patients based on their inability to pay, and to assure they transferred patients only when appropriate and in a safe manner.

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