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Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

Pronunciation: e-mer'jen-se med'i-kal tret'ment la'bor akt

Definition: An act passed by the U.S. Congress establishing the right of any person to present to an emergency department and receive, within the capabilities of the hospital, a medical screening examination and stabilizing care of that person or an unborn child, without regard to the patient's ability to pay.

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