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NPDB Report Republished Each Time a Hospital Accesses It

A federal district court in Tennessee ruled that according to its view of how the Tennessee Supreme Court would view the question, an adverse action report to the NPDB is actionable for defamation each time it is accessed by another hospital, not just when the first (reporting) hospital files the report.

Ashraf v. Adventist Hlth. Sys.

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Question of the Week

We have two physicians in two different specialties, all four of whom have been willing to take emergency call two days each week, but they have announced that they want their employed advanced practice clinicians (“APCs”) to take their call on weekend days; they are no longer willing personally to take any call on weekends.  ED visits are rare in one of those specialties but common in the other.   Does that comply with EMTALA?

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