Friday, January 21, 2005

Compromise on medical malpractice reform in Virginia

The Norfolk paper reports here ("Doctors, lawyers back malpractice truce in Assembly," 1/21/05) that some doctors and lawyers have compromised their differences and are promoting SB 1173 which contains some incremental reforms.

The preamble to the bill says: "A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 8.01-399 and 8.01-581.1 of the Code of Virginia, to amend the Code of Virginia by adding sections numbered 8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1, 8.01-52.1, by adding in Article 2 of Chapter 21.1 of Title 8.01 a section numbered 8.01-581.20:1 and by adding sections numbered 16.1-83.1, 38.2-2228.2, and 54.1-2912.3, relating to medical malpractice" - so, there's a lot going on in that one bill.

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