SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) YES! EMTALA needs to be repealed OR make them pick up the tab and put a lean on anything they own or have authority to take a % of their future earnings. It is crazy that you must treat someone; yet, they have no responsiblity to pay it back. I can see either getting rid of EMTALA or making it so that any services provided must be paid back over the course of the persons life.