What is EMTALA?

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 64 minutes
Recorded Date: August 12, 2020
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  • The Creation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1986 (EMTALA)
  • Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
  • Subregulatory Guidance
  • EMTALA Requirements
  • EMTALA Penalties
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Disaster Response
  • Violations
  • Avoiding Penalties
Runtime: 1 hour, 4 minutes
Recorded: August 12, 2020


What is EMTALA? Please join us for an in depth discussion on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. The panelists will address EMTALA in general and provide practical guidance for real life emergency examples.

This program was recorded on August 12th, 2020.

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American Bar Association


Kirsten McAuliffe Raleigh

Stevens & Lee

Kirsten is Co-Head of the Health Care Department and focuses her practice on providing regulatory, reimbursement, compliance, and operational advice to clients in the health care industry. She provides regulatory support in connection with mergers, acquisitions, service reconfigurations and other business transactions, and analyzes the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement implications of these transactions. Her practice includes completing regulatory filings and managing the regulatory approval process in connection with these transactions.

Kirsten also advises clients on Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and certification issues; Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement issues; provider based restructuring considerations; licensure and accreditation; and EMTALA compliance. She represents clients before state and federal regulatory and administrative bodies in connection with licensure and reimbursement matters.

In addition, Kirsten assists clients in developing and implementing corporate compliance programs, handling internal regulatory investigations, and implementing corrective action plans, including self-reporting overpayments and regulatory violations to governmental agencies.

Jessica LaManna

Senior Counsel
UHS of Delaware, Inc.

Jacey LaManna is Senior Counsel for Universal Health Services, Inc “UHS” and its subsidiaries. She has primary responsibility for all transactional and regulatory matters for UHS’s behavioral health facilities, including state licensing and Medicare Compliance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and reorganizations, health care contracting, licensure, antitrust planning and compliance-related issues

Jacey joined UHS in 2010 as Associate General Counsel and was promoted to Senior Counsel in 2014. Prior to joining UHS, Jacey spent 11 years in the Healthcare Division of Stevens and Lee.

Jacey is Vice Chair of the Reimbursement Interest Group of the Health Section of the American Bar Association and speaks nationally on healthcare issues.

She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Jacey graduated from Dickinson College with a B.A. in 1996 and received her law degree from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 1999.

Hilary H. Young

Joy & Young, LLP

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