The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) were legally enacted to prevent hospitals from refusing care for those that cannot pay. This law applies when an individual has an emergency, and requests treatment for the emergency.

How does EMTALA embrace the ethical principles of justice and autonomy, and how might it hinder quality care for a patient?

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your initial posting should be addressed at 150-300 words. Submit your document to this Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format.

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