Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)

IT’S THE LAW.

If you have a medical emergency or are in labor, you have the right to receive, within the capabilities of this hospital’s staff and facilities: 

An appropriate

Medical Screening Examination

Necessary Stabilizing Treatment (including treatment for an unborn child)

And an appropriate

Transfer to Another Facility,

even if you cannot pay or you are not entitled to Medicare or Medicaid.