CMS releases EMTALA guidance

From Becker’s:

CMS released new EMTALA guidance June 27 that reaffirms the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, which was passed in 2002, according to JD Supra.

1. The Born-Alive Infant Protection Act states that an “infant … born alive at any stage of development” is a “person” and has the same rights and protections as other patients, according to JD Supra.

2. CMS released a Medicare Learning Network publication on June 27 that reaffirms that “EMTALA protections start for an infant at time of birth.” The MLN publication further states: “A newly born infant is presumed to be presenting with an emergency medical condition and requires a medical screening examination to determine necessary stabilizing treatment. EMTALA requires physicians and other qualified practitioners to provide care within nationally accepted standards of practice.”

Access the full JD Supra article here.

Access the full MLN publication here.

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