Month: July 2019

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Emergency Medical Treatment & Restraints

CMS published new EMTALA guidelines in memo QSO 19-14, issued on June 4, 2019. It details complaint investigation timelines for potential EMTALA violations and restraint related deaths. These timelines are expectations for the state agencies to conduct their investigation. They are not a timeline for hospitals to act. But, they are a signal to be ready should the state come to investigate an EMTALA or restraint death issue.

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