What legal principles relate to this scenario There is a violation to the

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What legal principles relate to this scenario? There is a violation to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which was enacted in 1986. This legal act states that it “ensures patient access to emergency medical care and to prevent the practice of patient dumping, in which uninsured patients were transferred, solely for financial reasons” (Zibulewsky, 2001). Patients cannot be discriminated because of their language barriers, gender, or their financial status. Looking at the actions taken by the hospital, this cause put the organization at risk for a law suit for putting a patient’s life at risk. What might the legal consequences be to the health care organization if there is a delay in treatment? The healthcare organization is putting this pregnant woman’s life and her unborn child’s life at risk. They can face a law suit along with additional financial crisis due to health risk related to delaying her treatment. The OB/GYN is refusing the care of patients because they are uninsured and have language barriers. If anything goes wrong with this patient for delaying her care, it can be a medical malpractice law suit. Law suits can be made against the organization, staff, and the provider for not giving her the right medical attention and care. It is essential to know and understand the ethical principles along with the consequences one can face if there is negligence. Reference Baack, D. E.& Fischer, A. (2013). The essentials of managing in the healthcare industry. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Zibulewsky J. (2001). The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA): what it is and what it means for physicians. Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center) , 14 (4), 339–346. doi:10.1080/08998280.2001.11927785
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