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Health Ethics and Morals

The rising number of uninsured patients has led to an increased reliance on the hospital emergency room for routine nonemergency care. EMTALA ensures patients' access to the emergency room of any hospital, regardless of patients' insurance status or their ability to pay. Using the South University Online library or the Internet, read about EMTALA. You can search for this act by using the keyword, "EMTALA" and respond to the following question:

How do the law and the medical profession's code of ethics impact those individuals who seek care from emergency departments for reasons other than those that are truly emergencies?

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This solution discusses the ethics of EMTALA in a healthcare organization.