Thursday, June 01, 2006

"I'm sorry legislation" receives third reading in S.C. House and is enrolled for ratification

Here is the relevant portion of the bill:

In any claim or civil action brought by or on behalf of a patient allegedly experiencing an unanticipated outcome of medical care, any and all statements, affirmations, gestures, activities, or conduct expressing benevolence, regret, apology, sympathy, commiseration, condolence, compassion, mistake, error, or a general sense of benevolence which are made by a health care provider, an employee or agent of a health care provider, or by a health care institution to the patient, a relative of the patient, or a representative of the patient and which are made during a designated meeting to discuss the unanticipated outcome shall be inadmissible as evidence and shall not constitute an admission of liability or an admission against interest.

This is more malpractice reform and we be helpful in the defense of health care providers.

1 comment:

Carolina Petitioner said...

I recently came across your blog. I run a similar blog, albeit a bit more informal, regarding South Carolina law.