An Ambulance "Owned" by a Hospital Must Also Be "Operated" by the Hospital to Trigger EMTALA Obligations - ED Legal Letter - May 01, 2013

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Faculty Listing:

Physician Editor
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP
Director and Professor
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Institute for Health and Society
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Nurse Planner
Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN
Consultant/ Educator
K&D Medical Inc
Lewis Center, OH

Contributing Editor
Stacey Kusterbeck

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin

Executive Editor
Shelly Morrow Mark

Robert A. Bitterman, MD JD FACEP
Bitterman Health Law Consulting Group, Inc.,
Harbor Springs, MI


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  • Identify legal issues relating to emergency medicine practice
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  • Integrate practical solutions to reduce risk into the ED practitioners daily practices

Financial Disclosure:

The following individuals disclose that they have no consultant, stockholder, speaker€™s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study: Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP (Physician Editor); Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP (Writer); Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN (Nurse Planner); Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Shelly Morrow Mark (Executive Editor); and Leslie Hamlin (Managing Editor).

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