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Dec. 1, 2022


9:00am - 11:00am




EMTALA — Two-Part Virtual Series


Each session will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 1 — Part I
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Part II


CMOs, CNOs, compliance officers, emergency department personnel, Joint Commission coordinators, medical records staff, quality improvement personnel, risk managers and legal counsel

The following program content was provided by the speaker.


The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act is a frequently cited deficiency for hospitals. This program will cover the EMTALA chapter in the State Operations Manual, including the responsibilities of on-call physicians, the various documentation requirements for staff and the hospital regarding patient care at admission, and all transfer requirements.

Part I of this series, will address the history of EMTALA, including important cases that led to the EMTALA legislation, the role of the Office of Inspector General and the Office for Civil Rights, and the basic requirements of a hospital that accepts Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Part II of this series, will address on-call physician responsibilities and patient care requirements, such as stabilization and patient transfers.


At the conclusion of the two-part sessions, participants will be able to:

  • discuss why EMTALA is a frequently cited deficiency for hospitals
  • recall that CMS has a manual on EMTALA that must be followed by all hospitals that accept Medicare
  • describe the requirement that hospitals must maintain a central log
  • discuss the hospital's requirement to maintain a list of the specific names of on-call physicians who evaluate emergency department patients
  • recite the CMS requirements on what must be in the EMTALA sign
  • describe the hospital's requirements regarding a minor who is brought by a non-parent to the ED for a medical screening exam



Susan Seeley has over 40 years of experience in the health care industry, both as a nurse leader and as a clinical consultant with a focus on patient care services and regulatory compliance. She is experienced in conducting mock surveys and improving client hospitals’ accreditation survey preparedness through on-site education. Seeley has helped organizations achieve continuous survey readiness and assists organizations with writing and implementing successful Plans of Corrections for survey deficiencies. She also has assessed quality programs, clinical operations, the structure and function of medical staff committees, and the
implementation of peer review quality plans.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Seeley spent 19 years as the chief nursing officer for a rural Florida hospital while working part-time for the parent company as a clinical consultant for more than 200 hospitals. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She is a registered nurse and holds an Advanced Nurse Administrator certification through the American Nurses Association.

General Information

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute.

MHA Health Institute

General Information


Register for the virtual series on or before Wednesday, Nov. 30, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.


Three-Part Series Cost

  • $400 per connection for MHA members or dues-paying members of an MHA-affiliated organization
  • $500 per connection for nonmembers

This virtual event series is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2021.

This virtual event series is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.

Event Contact

Karyn Bonney

Karyn Bonney

Education and Events Coordinator / Executive Assistant

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1384

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