Sep 21, 2022
In the wake of this year’s Supreme Court positions, treating OB/GYN emergencies according to standards of care can now result in criminal or civil charges for you and your patients in some states. Major medical societies have come out against the Dobbs v. Jackson decision that overturned Roe and Casey. While EMTALA currently provides some support for emergency physicians, state laws and local prosecutors still might try to take you to court. Understanding your state’s law and interpretation by your institution is crucial. On this episode host Kate Joyce (@sceneisnotsafe) talks with attorney Carmel Shachar (@CarmelShachar), policy analyst Cat Duffy (@catduffy), EM resident Jessica Adkins Murphy (@DrAdkinsMurphy), and OB/GYN resident Andrea Contreras about keeping your job and patients safe in today’s legal and political landscape.