Auditing for EMTALA Compliance

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Interpret Key EMTALA Requirements and Its Applicability to New Healthcare Business Models


For organizations governed by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), compliance with this regulation continues to be an ongoing hot-button issue, especially in times of changing staff or organizational process changes. Additionally, the landscape of healthcare delivery in the emergency medicine continues to evolve with the increasing presence of new business models, such as freestanding Emergency Departments (EDs).

This session by expert speaker Jay P. Anstine, JD, will cover an interpretation of the key EMTALA requirements and its applicability to these new business models. Jay will walk you through a process to audit your organization’s compliance with EMTALA to address any potential issues before a patient files a complaint.

You will also learn about the areas of auditing that you need to focus on and the strategies to accomplish compliance with the requirements. Additionally, you will get some tools and checklists for auditing.

Session Highlights:

  • The EMTALA regulations
  • Key EMTALA compliance challenges
  • How to audit for EMTALA compliance
  • Compliance checklist
  • Recent enforcement actions

Session Agenda

  • An overview of EMTALA regulations
  • Who does EMTALA apply to
  • EMTALA guidance and basics
  • EMTALA audit overview
  • EMTALA auditing
    • Policies and procedures
    • Medical staff bylaws
    • Physician on-call list
    • Central log
    • Transfer forms
    • Signage
  • Workflow and walk through
  • EMTALA enforcement and penalties

Who Should Attend?

  • Compliance Officers
  • Hospital or other Dedicated Emergency Department Directors or Team leaders

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Jay P. Anstine

Jay P. Anstine, J.D., is the President of Bluebird Healthlaw Partners, LLC. As a healthcare lawyer specializing in regulatory compliance, Jay consults to physicians, senior management, and boards of directors on compliance programs and regulatory issues impacting operations.


Jay’s professional background includes working on the provider and the payer side of the market, for large for-profit and non-profit health systems, and small physician-owned entities. In tackling the...   More Info
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