July 20, 2022

Doug Swill Discusses the HHS Guidance on Abortion and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act With Reuters

In the Reuters article “Federal Guidance on Life-Saving Abortions Puts Doctors in a Bind,” health care partner Doug Swill spoke to the publication about the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

The article explains that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ guidance pits state laws against the EMTALA, a federal statute, and that the EMTALA includes language stating that it preempts state law that “directly conflicts” with its requirements.

“The law’s pretty clear here,” said Swill, who advises hospitals on legal compliance issues.

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