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House Bill 1744

House Bill 1744

ARCHIVE (2003)

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Medical malpractice. Permits a patient who has filed a malpractice claim to employ a lay advocate to assist in the presentation of medical evidence to the medical review panel. Provides that a patient may bring a malpractice action without first submitting a claim to the medical review panel if the patient seeks less than $50,000 in damages. Adds two lay members to the medical review panel and provides that the chairperson of the medical review panel shall select the lay members from a jury panel. Provides that lay members of the medical review panel are entitled to a per diem of $100, subject to a $1,000 cap.
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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