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2014-03-10 08:28:25

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-03-05 20:21:15

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-02-11 16:24:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights has cancelled and rescheduled its briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to...

2014-02-10 08:25:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-01-28 16:25:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-01-24 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights views as positive the decision by the U. S. Department of Defense to revise its Instruction on the Accommodation of Religious Practices Within the Military Services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/DC08224LOGO) By majority vote, the Commission issued a letter on December 9, 2013 to the Defense Department expressing concern over the possible deleterious effect of...

2013-12-09 12:21:13

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, has asked the U. S. Department of Defense for a response to the Commission's concerns about the military's possible violation of civil rights of adherents to religious obligations of Sikhs and other religions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/DC08224LOGO) Testimony entered into the record during a Commission briefing show that military regulations...

2013-09-30 20:20:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights has released its 2013 statutory enforcement report, "Sexual Assault in the Military." The Commission releases a statutory report annually on a topic of great significance for civil rights in America. The purpose of this year's report was to examine how the Department of Defense and its Armed Services - the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force - respond to Service members who are...

2013-02-04 12:24:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing on the impact of regulatory, licensing, contracting, market entry and other barriers that negatively affect emerging business enterprises. The briefing will focus on the impact such barriers have on different racial/ethnic groups. The briefing will take place at the new headquarters offices of the Commission on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM ET, 1331...

2012-10-23 11:20:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that the topic of its 2013 statutory enforcement report will be "Sexual Assault in the Military." The Commission will hold a public briefing on the topic on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM ET, at Commission headquarters, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425. Interested members of the public are invited to attend. Recent events demonstrate the timeliness of...