American Academy of Emergency Medicine

General Accounting Office Issues EMTALA Report

Below you will find a link for an EMTALA report by the General Accounting Office. The AAEM leadership was interviewed regarding this matter. AAEM raised the critical issue of the non-funded mandate that EMTALA represents and the impact on those practicing Emergency Medicine.

A June 22, 2001 GAO report, "EMTALA, Implementation and Enforcement Issues," is now available on the web. The report does discuss "uncompensated care" on pages 12-14 of the report. (You can review the report by going to: www.gao.gov once you are on the site, go to "Today's Reports" for June 22, 2001) It is report "GAO-01-747."