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HHS - 21490 - Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Technical Advisory Group - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameEmergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Technical Advisory GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number21490
Original Establishment Date12/8/2003Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2007Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*19
Current Charter Date11/27/2006Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer,FACA; Health Insurance Specialist-Division of Acute Care HAPG CMM
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr
Projected Termination Date9/30/2007Designated Federal Officer First Name*Eric
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameF
Specific Termination Authority30 months after the date of the first meetingDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Ruiz
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 945 of P.L. 108-173Designated Federal Officer Phone*(410) 786-0247
Effective Date Of Authority*12/8/2003Designated Federal Officer Fax*410-786-0169
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Technical Advisory Group (EMTALA TAG) shall review EMTALA regulations; provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding EMTALA regulations and their application to hospitals and physicians; solicit comments and recommendations from hospitals, physicians and the public regarding the implementation of these regulations; and may disseminate information regarding the application of these regulations to hospitals, physicians and the public.
How is membership balanced?*The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Technical Advisory Group will consist of 19 members including the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),who are knowledgeable of the issues related to the committee’s function and, in addition, The Secretary shall appoint the type of individuals specified in each of the following categories: Four (4) shall be selected from representatives of hospitals, including at least one public hospital having experience with the application of EMTALA and at least 2 of which have not been cited for EMTALA violations; seven (7) practicing physicians drawn from the fields of emergency medicine, cardiology, or cardio-thoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, pediatrics or a pediatric subspecialty, obstetrics-gynecology, and psychiatry, with not more than one physician from any particular field; two (2) representatives of patients; two (2) staff persons involved in EMTALA investigations from different CMS regional offices; one (1) from a State survey agency involved in EMTALA investigations and one (1) representative from a Quality Improvement Organization, both of whom are from areas different from the two CMS regional staff members. All members must have technical expertise that will enable them to participate fully in the work of the EMTALA TAG. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, disability, and cultural, religious or socioeconomic status.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings shall be held at least twice a year. If the Chair is selected from among the non-Federal members, the Chair will call a meeting with the advance approval of a Government official who shall also approve the agenda and be present at all meetings. If the Chair is a Federal member, the Federal member will call the meetings, approve the agenda and serve as the Government official at the meetings. The committee meetings are relevant to provide advice and recommendations on EMTALA issues the Secretary Department of Health and Human Services and to the Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) Section 945 P.L. 108-173 directs the Secretary of HHS to establish a Technical Advisory Group to review issues related to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and its implementation.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed. All meetings shall be open to the public except as determined otherwise by the Secretary or other official to whom the authority has been delegated. Notices of meetings are given to the public in the Federal Register, and there will be records of the meeting proceedings kept, as required by applicable laws and departmental regulations. In the event that a portion of a meeting is closed to the public, a report will be prepared that contains at a minimum a list of members and their business addresses, the Panel’s function, dates and places of meetings, and a summary of Panel activities and recommendations made during the fiscal year. A copy of the report will be provided to the Department Committee Management Officer.
Recommendation RemarksSection 945 of P.L. 108-173 states that the committee is to terminate 30 months after the date of its first meeting, which was held March 30-31, 2005


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*48Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Commentwhile some prelminaray recommendations have been developed the full set of recommendations will not be available until after the committee completes its workAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*12.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThose reccomentation implemented were included in Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules or Survey and Certification letters. Implemenation of remainder of recommendations to be decided by the Secretary following completion of committee's workAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentImplemenation of recommendations to be decided by the Secretary following completion of committee's workAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The committee supports the agency's mission and strategic plan by providing recommendations on how to improve implementation of EMTALA requirements.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$5,371.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$40,920.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$36,720.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$5,100.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$816.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$13,719.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$102,646.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.80
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.80Est Cost Remarks
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-029371Action Group Subcommittee2007
 COM-030009Framework Subcommittee2007
 COM-028811On-Call Subcommittee2007


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-012696Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Technical Advisory Group2006
 COM-014087Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Technical Advisory Group2005
 COM-014736Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Technical Advisory Group2004