Commissioner Statement of Gail Heriot in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Report 'Patient Dumping'

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Gail L. Heriot

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

In September of 2014, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published "Patient Dumping." This Commissioner Statement by Commissioner Gail Heriot (also a professor of law at the University of San Diego) was part of that report. It discusses some of the problems with EMTALA (the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act). In particular, it discusses evidence that some hospitals have shut down their emergency rooms in order to avoid having to provide free services under EMTALA.

Keywords: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, EMTALA, Hospitals, Charity Hospitals, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Patient Dumping, Emergency Rooms, Urgent Care

JEL Classification: A00, A10, K10

Suggested Citation

Heriot, Gail L., Commissioner Statement of Gail Heriot in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Report 'Patient Dumping' (2014). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-250. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2897851 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2897851

Gail L. Heriot (Contact Author)

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States

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