Monday, March 19, 2012

State Lawmakers Blast House GOP's Medical Malpractice Reform Plan

In today's The Hill's Healthwatch the article — State lawmakers blast House GOP's medical malpractice reform bill - mentions a letter from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), expressing strong, bipartisan opposition to attaching federal medical malpractice legislation to the Medicare accountability bill as a "State's rights issue."
"Medical malpractice, product liability and other areas of tort reform are areas of law that are regulated by the states," says the letter from the NCLS. "Since the country's inception, states have addressed the myriad of substantive and regulatory issues regarding licensure, insurance, court procedures, victim compensation, civil liability, medical records and related matters."

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