Unity Hospital Fridley Complaint Findings for Patient Dumping
In a report concluded on April 29, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Unity Hospital Fridley for “dumping”
The allegation that Patient #1 did not receive a medical screening examination is substantiated. It is recommended that the hospital be found out of compliance with EMTALA regulations as it relates to the hospital’s failure to provide Patient #1 with a medical screening evaluation. A federal deficiency is issued at A2406.
Unity Hospital Fridley – More Information About Patient Dumping
EMTALA states: In the case of a hospital that has a hospital emergency department, if any individual… comes to the emergency department and a request is made… for examination or treatment for a medical condition, the hospital must provide an appropriate medical screening examination within the capability of the hospital’s emergency department, including ancillary services routinely available to the emergency department to determine if an emergency medical condition exists.
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