U.S. Commission on Human Rights to Hold Briefing to Prevent Hospital Patient Dumping


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The United States Commission on Civil Rights will hold an upcoming briefing on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Commission's headquarters in DC to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

The EMTALA is a federal law that aims to prevent hospitals, states and/or localities from prematurely discharging indigent people in need of emergency care and transporting them to other entities regardless of capacity to pay, a practice colloquially called "patient dumping."


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