File an EMTALA complaint

File an EMTALA complaint

Before filing a complaint, know your rights under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Anyone can file an EMTALA complaint.

1 EMTALA complaint about a hospital emergency department
The questions in this form are required unless marked "optional."
Would you like to provide contact information or file anonymously?

Your contact information

Provide your own contact information, even if you're filing this complaint for someone else. Sometimes we have questions, and it's very helpful if we can contact you.
Example: 000-000-0000
What is your relationship to the patient?
2 Let us know where the problem happened
3 Tell us what happened

Review your EMTALA complaint

Before filing your complaint, please check to be sure all the information you entered is correct. This will help us when we review your complaint.

If you need to make changes, just go back to the form.

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1 Personal Information
Would you like to provide contact information or file anonymously?
Your contact information
Name:
Phone:
Email:
If you want to provide your phone or email so we can contact you, go back to the form.
What is your relationship to the patient?
2 Where the problem happened
U.S. state or territory of the hospital
Hospital name and address
3 What happened
When did the problem happen?
What happened?
Have you reported this problem before?

For complaints related to Texas hospitals or certain health care providers
If the hospital is in Texas, or if you discover that an involved physician is a member of American Association of Pro-Life OBGYNs (AAPLOG ) or Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA), there is a legal bar (injunction) that prevents EMTALA enforcement against a Texas hospital or against any physician member of AAPLOG or CMDA, regardless of the state the physician practices in.

Learn more here: 
Pursuant to the preliminary injunction in Texas v. Becerra, No. 5:22-CV-185-H (N.D. Tex.), HHS may not enforce the following interpretations contained in the July 11, 2022, CMS guidance (and the corresponding letter sent the same day by HHS Secretary Becerra):

  1. HHS may not enforce the Guidance and Letter’s interpretation that Texas abortion laws are preempted by EMTALA; and
  2. HHS may not enforce the Guidance and Letter’s interpretation of EMTALA—both as to when an abortion is required and EMTALA’s effect on state laws governing abortion—within the State of Texas or against the members of the American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) and the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA).
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