High Court Urged To Review Medical Whistleblower Protection

Law360, Washington (January 31, 2014, 9:01 PM EST) -- A doctor who was allegedly fired for complaining about risks to patients from emergency room overcrowding has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that his complaints were not protected as whistleblowing, arguing an appeals court misinterpreted the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.

According to doctor Ron Genova's petition, filed Jan. 22, the Tenth Circuit erred in its August ruling, relying on a mistakenly narrow interpretation of the EMTALA and disputed facts when finding that the whistleblower provisions of the statute didn't bar the Banner Health-owned North Colorado Medical Center from taking away his privileges at the...

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