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Health Care Malpractice Qualified Expert - Limitation on Testimony in Personal Injury Claims - Repeal

Sponsored by:

Senator Ramirez


In the House - Third Reading Failed (41-89)

Synopsis:Repealing the requirement that a health care provider who attests in a certificate of a qualified expert or who testifies in relation to a proceeding before an arbitration panel or a court concerning compliance with or departure from standards of care devote no more than 20% of the provider's professional activities to activities that directly involve testimony in personal injury claims.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Ramirez
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1581
Introduced in a prior session as: SB1037 Session: 2017 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
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Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Claims
Medical Malpractice
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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March 22, 2018 4:48 P.M.