Tag: Emergency Medical Treatment

What to Know About the Federal Law at the Heart of the Latest Supreme Court Abortion Case

The federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, known as EMTALA, requires hospitals to provide medically necessary care to stabilize patients in emergency situations.

Legal Actions Seek Guarantee of Abortion Access for Patients in Medical Emergencies

New cases say fear and confusion about abortion bans in three states are causing doctors and hospitals to deny medically necessary abortions.

Teenage Girls Were Behind a Surge in Mental Health Hospitalizations

During the pandemic, the proportion of teen girls visiting emergency rooms in mental health crisis rose 22 percent.