EMTALA – Transfers and Refusals

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EMTALA Transfers and Refusals


EMTALA Transfers and Refusals

For Physicians – APPs – RNs

APPROVED for 1.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – and 1.5 Contact Hours of ASHRM Credit


The EMTALA Transfers and Refusals class reviews the core concepts of EMTALA and then addresses the critical aspects involved with patient transfers in these important Federal Regulations. It is Part 2 of our comprehensive EMTALA Training Package, and is a perfect 3-6 month follow-up class to reinforce  our EMTALA Boot Camp. This EMTALA training class provides the fundamental knowledge essential for ALL ED STAFF, Transfer Center staff and healthcare administrative personnel with significant ED responsibilities.

This EMTALA Transfers and Refusals 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

The Medicare regulations received a major update recently.

Penalties for non-compliance are now over $110,000 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! Emphasis is placed on key regulatory changes using real-world examples.

CMS requires hospitals to periodically educate all ED staff on their duties related to the screening, stabilization and transfer of ED patients:

“…all persons working in emergency departments should be periodically trained and reminded of the hospital’s EMTALA obligations and hospital policies and procedures designed to ensure that such obligations are met.”

Your entire ED Staff and Key Administrative Staff Need This Class!


Our course allows you to learn at your own pace, with all new content and extensive enrichment resources. It includes 2 lessons: Our EMTALA Basics class, and a lesson on Safe Transfers under EMTALA.

This class is recommended for all ED Staff, anyone involved in accepting Transfers and Healthcare Administrative personnel with ED oversight responsibilities. It is also recommended for all Medical Staff after an EMTALA investigation as part of a plan of correction.



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 1.5 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 1.5 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

This EMTALA Transfers and Refusals class focuses on recognizing the key legal and regulatory pitfalls involved with sending and receiving patients in Transfer. It covers the specific actions needed when caring for patients subject to these important regulations. Graduates will be able to properly assess and mitigate risk and provide excellent and compliant care to patients.

Risk Mitigation

An effective EMTALA training program will streamline your healthcare facility’s EMTALA response, mitigating risk for the institution and all providers involved. This course focuses on recent regulatory changes and the various new court opinions to help you maintain compliance and avoid the legal traps that are so prevalent with these complex regulations.

Who Should Take It
All ED Staff

This class is perfect for ED personnel who are frequently involved with EMTALA patients and need to be familiar with this law. Every ED physician and ED nurse should take this class. Hospital Administrative staff may also benefit from taking this important class. Take it now and update your skills to better navigate the EMTALA regulations!


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Receive an automatic discount when you bundle!
Purchase 2 EMTALA classes for a 10% discount.
3 or more classes receive a 15% discount.
(may not be combined with other offers)