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Isle hospitals must follow federal emergency treatment regulations

December 30, 2008
By EVE CLUTE

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act is a federal law that states that any patient who "comes to the emergency department" requesting "examination or treatment for a medical condition" must be provided with "an appropriate medical screening examination that uses emergency department resources, including specialized tests such as a CAT scan or consultations" to determine if they are suffering from an "emergency medical condition."

 
 

 

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