Legislative Updates

Additional Cosponsors Added to EMTALA Liability Bill

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The “Health Care Safety Net Enhancement Act” (H.R. 548) recently re-introduced by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) is gaining support in the House. The ACEP-supported bill addresses the growing crisis in access to emergency care by providing emergency and on-call physicians who perform EMTALA-related services with temporary protections under the Federal Tort Claims Act.