Whistleblower Doctor's EMTALA Case Nixed By High Court

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 6:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a Colorado doctor's whistleblower complaint alleging he was fired for decrying substandard care, a relief for hospitals that could have faced widely expanded liability under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.

The high court's refusal leaves in place a decision last year from the Tenth Circuit, where judges acknowledged that physician Ron Genova appeared to be genuinely concerned about emergency department overcrowding, but said that EMTALA's whistleblower section doesn't cover the hospital's allegedly improper conduct....
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