EMTALA Training for On-Call Physicians

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EMTALA Training for On-Call Physicians

For ALL Medical Staff Physicians – APPs – RNs

APPROVED for 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ , 1.0 Hours of Nursing CE, and 1.0 Contact Hours of ASHRM Credit


EMTALA Training for On-Call Physicians reviews the basic knowledge essential for every practicing physician with hospital privileges – and then turns its focus to ON-CALL RESPONSIBILITIES. We emphasize the common pitfalls for the hospital on-call medical staff physician and use real-world examples.

This EMTALA training class is presented by Robert Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP, a healthcare attorney who has authored many articles on the subject as well as the comprehensive EMTALA textbook published by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP - EMTALA Training
Robert Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP

This course provides the training necessary to navigate the evolving regulatory minefield that is EMTALA.

Penalties for non-compliance with EMTALA on-call regulations are now almost $120,000 per violation with possible loss of Medicare certification.  And one complaint can produce multiple violations for each affected patient!  Protect yourself and your institution.  Sign up for this EMTALA training course today!

NOTE: CMS requires that hospitals educate on-call medical staff physicians on their duties related to ED call and accepting patients in transfer:

“In particular, on-call physicians need to be educated as to their responsibilities under EMTALA, including the responsibility to accept appropriately transferred individuals from other facilities.”

Your Medical Staff and Key Administrative Staff Need This Critical EMTALA Training!


Our EMTALA training course allows you to learn at your own pace, with all new content and extensive enrichment resources. It includes our EMTALA Basics (Overview) class and a lesson specific to Medical Staff On-Call physicians.

This EMTALA training class is recommended for ALL Medical Staff Physicians and Healthcare Administrators with clinical oversight responsibilities.


Approved for Nursing Continuing Education
Approved for Nursing Continuing Education

This program is approved for 0.15 CEUs (1.5 clock hours) of continuing education by Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc., and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards. Participants must attend 90% of the program in order to receive a certificate of attendance. No partial credit will be given.

Mid-Carolina AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This class is fully ANCC-accredited and accepted by all 50 states for CE licensure requirements.


This class is APPROVED for a maximum of 1.0 hours of EMTALA Class - Physician - CMEAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by the American Osteopathic Association. The American Osteopathic Association is an ACCME Accredited provider. AMA PRA Category I Credits™ are approved for both MDs and DOs.


ASHRM - American Society for Healthcare Risk ManagementThis meeting has been approved for a total of 1.0 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal.


What’s Included
Clinical + Legal

The EMTALA ON-CALL training class focuses on recognizing the key legal and regulatory pitfalls and also covers the specific actions needed when caring for patients subject to these important regulations. We help assure a basic competency level for all hospital medical staff to avoid hospital EMTALA violations. Graduates will be able to mitigate risk and provide On-Call coverage fully consistent with Federal EMTALA Regulations.

Risk Mitigation

An effective program will streamline your healthcare facility’s EMTALA process, mitigating risk for the institution and the medical staff providers involved. This course helps your hospital avoid the legal traps that are so prevalent with these complex regulations and the various, sometimes conflicting, court opinions. Take this class to help your facility avoid a lengthy CMS investigation.

Who Should Take It
ALL Medical Staff Physicians – APPs – RNs

Every physician with hospital privileges requires current EMTALA training.  This class is specifically designed for those medical staff physicians that are on-call for for the hospital. Administrative staff, nurses and APPs may also benefit from taking this important class. Take it now and gain the skills necessary to navigate the EMTALA regulations!


Here's what people are saying

The class was "highly informative."
John C., MD - Huntsville, AL
Was a good education, never exposed to this information before (40 years on call). Presenter was NOT boring!
Barbara R., MD - New Mexico
It was a great review and I definitely learned a lot.
Kyle G., MD - Huntsville, AL (July 2022)
Up to date info delivered efficiently!
Crystal W., MD - Madison, AL
The presenter was effective and engaging.
Hannah L. - Stevenson, AL
All positive feedback. Some of the medical staff members informed me they learned a lot from the course.
Megan Leach, CPCS, CPMSM, Director of Medical Staff Services - Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL


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Purchase 2 EMTALA classes for a 10% discount.
3 or more classes receive a 15% discount.
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