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An EMTALA primer: the impact of changes in the emergency medicine landscape on EMTALA compliance and enforcement.

@article{Lee2004AnEP,
  title={An EMTALA primer: the impact of changes in the emergency medicine landscape on EMTALA compliance and enforcement.},
  author={Tiana Mayere Lee},
  journal={Annals of health law},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          145-78, table of contents
        }
}
Tiana Lee's article provides an overview and update on the latest in the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Reviewing the history of the statute, explaining some of the relevant regulations, and exploring government enforcements efforts to date, Ms. Lee highlights the benefits and drawbacks of the statute and recommends ways to ameliorate EMTALA's weaknesses. 
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