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Write a one-minute paper to answer: When is an emergency department obligated to treat a patient in the U.S.?  Include the following:

identify (decisively) the relevant legal issue or issues that the guiding question asks
What are the  policy “impact” or “consequences?”  For example what would hospitals that offer emergency care in the U.S. have to do differently if they have an obligation?
Provide at least one citation (can be Showalter) with quotation marks if you quote directly from the source’s text
Include one or two sentences about what your answer means for emergency care in the U.S.