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Court case highlights nurses’ duty to follow EMTALA

By | 2021-05-07T15:30:37-04:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Nursing Careers and Jobs|Tags: , , , , |

Helping a troubled patient If you are an emergency nurse, you practice within the requirements of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. However, the nurse in the following case made a patient care decision that may have violated EMTALA. (Munoz v. Watsonville Community Hospital, Case No. 15-cv-00932-BLF, United States District Court Northern District of