Speaker(s): Richard Shih, M.D. Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Director of Emergency Medicine & Residency Program; Florida Atlantic University Disclosures: Dr. Shih has no relative financial disclosures and will not be discussing the off-label or investigational use of products. 
Presentation Purpose: 
Recognize EMTALA laws and their effect on the practice of emergency medicine so physician decisions are in compliance with EMTALA laws. 
This activity reviews with on-call and emergency, physicians and healthcare members about the key elements and responsibilities regarding the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). 
Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to: 
• Review the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) 
• Review the federal mandate for EMTALA 
• Summarize patient anti-dumping laws 
• Review compliance with EMTALA requirements, exceptions and violations

Faculty/Course Director/Planners:

Alabama Medical Education has selected all faculty participating in this activity. It is the policy of Alabama Medical Education that all CME/CE planning committees, faculty, authors, editors, and staff disclose relationships with commercial interests upon nomination or invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and if relevant, they are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this activity. 

Conflict of Interest:

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, it is the policy of Alabama Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CE/CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus. 

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for the interdisciplinary audience. Gap in Knowledge: *Lack of knowledge about the problem(s) *Lack strategies to apply knowledge to practice (competence) 

 This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 IPCE credits for learning and change. 

Commercial Interest: No commercial interest was received for this ICPE activity