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Critical Points

* Physicians have an ethical duty to render emergency medical care.

* Common law tradition and Good Samaritan laws protect physicians rendering volunteer emergency care.

* Federal law requires emergency rooms to evaluate and manage all patients who request treatment.

* Physicians who violate the federal access to emergency care law can be fined $50,000.

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