UW Medicine Compliance
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)
To establish guidelines at UW Medicine hospitals for providing medical screening examinations, stabilizing treatment and an appropriate transfer where indicated, as required by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), 42 U.S.C., Section 1395dd.
All UW Medicine hospitals and provider-based urgent care centers qualifying as Dedicated Emergency Departments (DED), as defined in this policy.
1. Medical Screening Examination
3. Refusal to Consent to Treatment or Transfer
1. Financial Inquiries
3. Centralized Log – Records and Retention
4. On-call Response
5. Transfer Agreements
6. Reporting Requirements