CMS Frequently Asked Questions on EMTALA

Posted 5/01/20 (Fri)

The guidance notes, for example, that hospitals may encourage the public to go to off-campus sites to be screened for COVID-19 instead of the hospital, as long as those sites are operating “in accordance with the state or local pandemic plan”. A COVID-19 specific state emergency plan has not yet been issued. NDHA has sought guidance from the North Dakota Department of Health regarding whether such actions are in accordance with an appropriate state plan such as the current Emergency Preparedness and Response Base Plan.  CMS Frequently Asked Questions