New CMS Training Materials on Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)

Published: 12/14/2022

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CMS) has released a new, high-level training video and infographic about the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). These public-facing materials provide a general overview of EMTALA requirements and information on how to file a complaint against a provider/supplier if an individual feels EMTALA has been violated.

EMTALA provides that any individual who presents to a covered hospital’s emergency department and requests examinat

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