No. 90-7094.

933 F.2d 1037 (1991)

Alice GATEWOOD, Individually, and as Personal Representative of the Estate of William H. Gatewood, Appellant, v. WASHINGTON HEALTHCARE CORPORATION, t/a Washington Hospital Center, et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided May 28, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Margaret A. Beller, Washington, D.C., for appellant.

Terri A. Steinhaus, with whom James A. Hourihan was on the brief, Washington, D.C., for appellees Coastal Emergency Services of Washington, D.C., Inc., and Betty Laygo, M.D.

Robert E. Higdon, Washington, D.C., entered an appearance for appellees Washington Hosp. Center, et al.


Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge HARRY T. EDWARDS.

HARRY T. EDWARDS, Circuit Judge:

This case involves the scope of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (the "Emergency Act" or "Act"), 42 U.S.C.A. § 1395dd (West Supp.1991), a statute enacted by Congress to prevent hospitals from "dumping" patients in need of emergency care. Appellant Alice Gatewood's husband died of a heart attack the day after he was discharged from the emergency...

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