EMTALA and On-Call Issues

October 1, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)


Topic:    EMTALA and On-Call Issues

Faculty: Phil Zarone and Katie Pakler


EMTALA has an important effect on Medical Staff affairs, from the Bylaws’ description of Medical Staff categories to the process for addressing physicians who fail to fulfill their on-call obligations.

Covered in this AC:

  • On-call schedule: How much is enough?
  • Selectively resigning privileges
  • Transfer rules and requirements


Listen live on October 1, 2019.  Or, purchase the recording (MP3 or CD) of this audio conference to share with medical staff members at an upcoming meeting or throughout the year.

This audio conference is part of our 2019 Grand Rounds series. Order the entire series before the end of 2018 for just $1,500 (price goes up to $1,850 on January 1, 2019). Click here for more information.


Designed to be informative for any medical staff member, Grand Rounds 2019 should be particularly helpful for medical staff leadership:  Medical Staff Officers, members of the Medical Executive Committee, Department Chairs, Chairs of the Credentials and Peer Review Committees, and the Chairs of other key medical staff committees. 

If you have new members in any of these important positions, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for direct education that we guarantee will be helpful to them in their new roles.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this audio conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the federal government’s position on various on-call issues that affect the Medical Staff;
  2. Describe the interaction between an On-Call Policy and Medical Staff Professionalism Policy; and
  3. Describe an approach for addressing concerns about the inadequacy of a neighboring hospital’s on-call schedule.

Education Credit

Instructions on how to obtain your Continuing Education certificate for audio conferences will be e-mailed to the contact person for your organization at the conclusion of each audio conference.

Category 1 CME

Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEUs Credit

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs), which is equal to 1 contact hour.

NAMSS Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit and NAMSS hereby awards 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credits for participation in this activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

HortySpringer Audio Conference Disclaimer

HortySpringer Audio Conference Disclaimer

The information presented during an audio conference and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing contained therein is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice for specific cases or circumstances.

No one should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented during an audio conference without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer practicing as permitted by applicable laws, regulations or rules of professional conduct. No attorney-client relationship is formed by registration for an audio conference or the use of the supplementary materials.


Registration for this audio conference (includes MP3):   $250/line

Audio Conference Registration:   $1,500*/line for all twelve 2019 monthly Grand Rounds (if you order by December 31, 2018).

Audio Conference Registration:   $1,500*/line for all 2019 monthly Grand Rounds.

Audio Conference & MP3:     $1,500* for all 2019 monthly Grand Rounds (Participation and MP3).

CD Only:        $1,500* for all 2019 monthly Grand Round recordings.
MP3 Only:    $1,500* for all 2019 monthly Grand Round recordings.

Mix and Match:  $250 for participation in each 2019 Grand Rounds audio conferences.

*Please Note: Discounted Price applies through December 31, 2018.  Registration increases to $1,850 on January 1, 2019.