EMTALA Settlement in Illinois

From Modern Physician

Pekin (Ill.) Hospital agreed to pay $35,000 to resolve allegations that it twice violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act in 2000.

The 107-bed hospital, managed by Quorum Health Resources, allegedly transferred a pregnant woman who arrived in its ER to a nearby hospital without screening her.

The hospital also allegedly sent a 16-year-old boy who arrived at its ER seeking help for drug addiction to a nearby hospital, also without a screening.