Uninsured people receive medical care in hospital emergency departments under the coercive Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985 (EMTALA), which obligates hospitals to treat the uninsured but does not pay for that care.
What does EMTALA stand for?
EMTALA stands for Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (US federal law governing assessment and transfer of patients seeking emergency care)
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00 (pa) The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) was enacted in 1986 to ensure treatment of indigent or uninsured patients.
Under the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, hospitals with emergency room services are required to treat anyone who requires care, including illegal aliens--but the act does not specify who is liable for the costs.