EMTALA Enforcement During Disasters and Public Health Emergencies

Authors: Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP; and Todd B. Taylor, MD, FACEP The COVID-19 pandemic Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reminded hospitals...

General Information on COVID-19

COVID-19 ED Management Tool Now Available, Updated

Updated: CMS Announces MIPS Relief

Get New Resources to Educate Patients About COVID-19 Treatments

Advocacy at Home: Tools and Tips for Meetings with Legislators In-District

2021 Law Enforcement Officer, Line of Duty Deaths – the Impact of COVID-19

ACEP Elects New Members of the 2021 Board of Directors

Your Advocacy at Work: President Biden Signs Dr. Lorna Breen Bill

COVID-19 & Pediatric Patients

Sorry for the Delay but … COVID

COVID-19 Latest Updates

Quarantine and Isolation for Patients

The Care of Patients Under Crisis Standards of Care

COVID-19 Long-haulers Syndrome in Healthcare Workers?

Disaster, Covid-19, and Resources

EM Physicians Join Forces to Create Award-Winning COVID-19 Field Guide

In This Together - Part 4

In This Together - Part 3

EM Understands: Andrea Green, MD, FACEP (Texas)

In This Together - Part 2

Lara Vanyo, MD (New York City)

John Corker, MD, FACEP (Ohio/Texas)

Ricky Thompson, DO (Austin, TX)

In This Together - Part 1

Arvind Venkat, MD, FACEP (Pittsburgh)

Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP (San Antonio)

Andrea Austin, MD, FACEP (San Diego, CA)

Liz Mesberg (Portland, OR)

Kathryn Wiesendanger (Dublin, Ireland)

EM Understands

COVID-19 Recent Literature, Organized by Topic

ACEP Response on Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care

COVID-19 Resources for Countries Worldwide

Resources for Rural Communities Facing COVID-19

Seeing your First Wave of COVID-19 Patients?

Setting Up Vaccination Programs in the ED

COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit

Reach Vaccine Hesitant Populations with New ACEP Tools

ACEP Invited to White House Virtual Town Hall

Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act Introduced in Senate

COVID-19 Vaccination Smart Phrases Now in Several Languages

Key Points About the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Vaccine Update

CDC Updates PPE Policies, Reflects ACEP Input

Characteristics of COVID-19 Variants and Mutants

Joint Letter Supporting COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID After Vaccination

COVID-19 is a geriatric emergency.

ACEP Statement on Monoclonal Antibody Infusion

ED Medical Directors Share COVID-19 Needs in Survey

Download the EM Code Status Guide

Preparing for the Next Pandemic – A Playbook

Vaccinations and Prevention

Where Can Individual Emergency Physicians Get Vaccinated for Protection Against COVID-19?

COVID-19 Data Visualization

Congressional Year-End Package: What You Need to Know

Monoclonal Antibody Toolkit

Order PPE Through ACEP’s Collaboration with Project N95

ACEP Statement on EMS Professionals’ Priority Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

ACEP Reaffirms Statement on Due Process Protections

What Emergency Physicians Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine

Holiday Video Message from the ACEP President

Caution About Patient Masks and MRI Use

Statement on Emergency Physicians’ Priority Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Toolkit for Preparing for a Pandemic / Next Wave

Statement on the Use of Staffing Level Data in the COVID Era

Sponsor: Pfizer

Know All 30+ Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19

ACEP Statements on PPE & Other Physician Protections

HHS: 'Imminent' EUA for COVID-19 Antibody

Dr. Gillian Schmitz Is Your ACEP President-Elect

ACEP Elects New Board Members

Ten Things We Learned from Covid-19

HHS Announces Additional $20 Billion Distribution from the Provider Relief Fund

Preparing for the Next Pandemic

The Quiet Heroes of COVID-19

On the Question of Venous Thromboembolism in COVID-19: Some Answers, More Questions and Our Experience

Tummy Time: Prone Positioning for Non-Intubated Patients in the ED

FAQs About the Project N95 Collaboration

2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule: ACEP’s First Take

Joint Statement on Mask Excuses in the ED

Member Update: HHS Transitions to New System for Collecting Hospital COVID-19 Data

For All the Essential Dads In Your Life!

Approved 1135 Waivers, State By State

Amazon Business


Patient Care

COVID-19 & Sickle Cell Patients



Physician Suicide



Let's Talk engagED Platform

Compassion Fatigue

Diversity & Equity

ACEP Requests Additional Support for EM from Provider Relief Fund

COVID-19 Personal & Systemic


Consensus Statement on the 2020-21 Residency Application Process for US Medical Students Planning Careers in Emergency Medicine in the Main Residency Match

COVID-19 Support Partners


Evaluation Pathway for Patients With Possible COVID-19

COVID-19 Financial Survival Guide: What You Need to Know

Updated: COVID-19 Insurance Policy Changes

Law Enforcement


Incarcerated Population

Burnout, Self-Care, and COVID-19 Exposure for First Responders

Critical Incident Stress Information

Impact on Research

Acute Cardiomyopathy or Heart Failure

CMS Announces Additional Temporary Regulatory Flexibilities

Care of Patients with Behavioral Health Emergencies and Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Updated: CMS Makes Sweeping Regulatory Changes for COVID-19

ACEP-AAEM Joint Statement on Physician Misinformation

Updated: HHS Announces More Details on $100 Billion CARES Act Funding

Health Care Workers

Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

Psychiatric Patients

COVID-19 Health Disparities: New Patient Education Resource to Empower Community Leaders

Video: COVID-19 - Update From Your President

Democratic Group Practice Strategies to Financially Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 & Mental Health

CMS Allows Independent Free-standing Emergency Departments to Temporarily Participate in Medicare and Medicaid

HHS Delays Data Sharing and Interoperability Rules

Critical Issues in the Management of Adult Patients Presenting With Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Requests for Mask Ear Savers

Air Method Guidelines for the Care of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Health Care Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated: HHS Distributes $30 Billion of CARES Stimulus Funding

Managing Patient and Family Distress Associated with COVID-19 in the Prehospital Care Setting

Behavioral Health Patients

Patients With Substance Use Disorders

ACEP Statement: Role of Pediatric EM in COVID-19

Pregnant Patients and Pregnancy

Elderly Patients

Dialysis Patients

ACEP4U: Fighting for Liability Protection

Field Guide to COVID-19 Care in the ED

Publisher’s Notice

Medical Students and COVID‐19: Education and Safety Considerations – Joint Statement

ACEP's Stance on the Distribution of CARES Stimulus Funding

Licensure and Credentialing

Change to Education Policies

ACEP Policy on Visitation and Custody

Billing and Coding for COVID-19 Care

Homeless Patients

Pediatric Patients

Immunocompromised Patients

Cardiac Arrest


ICU Care in the Emergency Department

Discharge to Home Palliative Care


Discharge: Expected Recovery

Alternative Treatments

Management of Patients With COVID-19

Populations at Risk

Severity and Progression of Disease

Long-Term Sequelae of COVID-19: Post–COVID-19 or Long COVID Syndrome


Chest X-ray and CT

Laboratory Abnormalities

Signs and Symptoms

Quick Guide to a Basic Tele-Triage Program

Telehealth and Tele-Triage

How COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases Move Within a Hospital

Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation in the COVID-19 Era

Personnel Safety

Ultrasound Cleaning

Facility Changes


Appropriate PPE

ACEP Statements on PPE for COVID-19

Return-to-Work Criteria


Returning From Work

Now is NOT the Time to Reduce Support for Emergency Physicians

Preparing for Work


Medicare Cost-sharing Waived for all COVID-19 Services Related to Testing, Including Some Treatment

ACEP COVID-19 Field Guide

COVID-19 Field Guide

COVID-19 & Dialysis

Thanking Your Emergency Medicine Team

ACEP Requests $3.6 Billion from HHS to Support EM Physician Practices

COVID-19 & Palliative Care

COVID-19 & Substance Abuse

The Joint Commission Issues Statement on Use of Face Masks Brought From Home

CMS Approves the Use of ED E/M Codes for Telehealth

ACEP Media Hub

COVID-19: Use of Donated or Self-Purchased Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

ACEP Asks Congress to Support Emergency Physicians in COVID-19 Stimulus Package

COVID-19 & Geriatric Patients

"Stay Home" Sign - Free Download

CMS COVID-19 Call with Physicians

ACEP President Participates in COVID-19 Briefing with White House

COVID-19 CME Collection (free)

Notes from the HHS Testing Call on March 15

State Emergency Declarations