[Rev. 10/28/2013 12:00:43 PM]

INDEX OF STATUTES AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE 18TH SPECIAL SESSION (2002)

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A

ACTIONS

      Frivolous or vexatious civil actions, attorney to pay costs, expenses and fees, 12

      Malpractice (See MEDICAL OR DENTAL MALPRACTICE)

      Sentinel events, immunities for reports or other actions relating to, 16

APPROPRIATIONS

      Legislative session expenses, 2

ATTORNEY GENERAL

      Insurer's failure to report medical malpractice or negligence actions or claims, recovery of civil penalties, 20, 23

      Medical facility's failure to report disciplinary action or change in physician's privileges, recovery of civil penalties, 20, 23

ATTORNEYS AT LAW

      Frivolous or vexatious civil actions, payment of costs, expenses and attorney's fees, 12

ATTORNEY'S FEES

      Frivolous or vexatious civil actions, payment of fees by attorney, 12

B

BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS

      Complaints against physicians, time for filing, 20

      Disciplinary action, reports to governor and legislature, 18

      Insurer's failure to report malpractice or negligence action or claim, report to insurance division, 20

      Medical facility's failure to report malpractice or negligence action or claim, report to health division, 20

      Reports of actions or claims for malpractice or negligence, receipt, 19, 20

C

CLERKS OF COURTS

      Physicians, reporting of information concerning, 21, 23

CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVILEGED INFORMATION

      Patient safety committees, proceedings and records, 16

      Sentinel events in medical facilities, reports concerning, 14


 

COURT ADMINISTRATOR

      Physicians, reports of information concerning, 12, 21, 23

COURT COSTS AND FEES

      Frivolous or vexatious civil actions, payment of costs by attorney, 12

D

DAMAGES

      Economic damages defined, 6

      Future economic damages, periodic payments, 10

      Governmental or nonprofit facilities, limitation of liability of certain health care providers, 6

      Noneconomic damages, definition, limitation, several liability, 6, 7

      Traumatic injuries, limitation of liability of certain medical facilities and health care providers, 4

DEFINITIONS

      Economic damages, 6

      Gross malpractice, 7

      Medical facility, 13

      Medical malpractice, 7

      Noneconomic damages, 6

      Patient, 13

      Patient safety officer, 13

      Physician, 17

      Provider of health care, 13

      Reckless, willful or wanton conduct, 5

      Repository, 13

      Retaliate or discriminate, 17, 18, 22

      Sentinel event, 13

      Traumatic injury, 5

DENTAL MALPRACTICE (See MEDICAL OR DENTAL MALPRACTICE)

DISMISSAL OF ACTIONS

      Medical or dental malpractice, grounds, 7, 8

DISTRICT COURTS

      Judges, mandatory training in medical malpractice litigation, 12

      Rules concerning medical or dental malpractice actions, adoption, 7, 26

E

EVIDENCE

      Sentinel events, inadmissibility of reports, documents and other information, 15

EXPERT WITNESSES

      Dismissal of malpractice action for failure to file affidavit of medical expert, 8

      Requirements in malpractice actions, 10


 

F

FINES

      Insurer's failure to report malpractice or negligence actions or claims, 20, 22

      Medical facility's failure to report disciplinary action taken or change in physician's privileges, 20, 23

FUTURE ECONOMIC DAMAGES

      Periodic payments, 10

G

GOOD SAMARITAN LAW

      Governmental or nonprofit health care facilities, liability of certain health care providers limited, 6

GOVERNOR

      Physicians, receipt of reports concerning, 12, 18, 22

GROUP INSURANCE FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

      Premiums, amount paid by state increased, 1

      Privatization of program, issuance of request for information or proposals to determine feasibility, 2

 

H

HEALTH DIVISION

      Medical facility's failure to report disciplinary action taken or change in physician's privileges, notice, sanctions, 20, 23

      Patient safety programs, duties, 16

      Repository for health care quality assurance, creation, 14

      Sentinel events in medical facilities, receipt of reports, duties, 14, 16

HOSPITALS (See MEDICAL FACILITIES)

I

INSURANCE COMPANIES

      Medical malpractice or negligence actions or claims, reports required, penalty for failure to comply, 20, 22, 25

INSURANCE, DIVISION OF

      Insurer's failure to report medical malpractice or negligence actions or claims, notice, sanctions, 20, 22

      Liability insurance premiums and certain jury verdicts and settlements, duties, reports, 26


 

INSURANCE, PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

      Premiums, amount paid by state increased, 1

      Privatization of program, issuance of request for information or proposals to determine feasibility, 2

J

JUDGES

      Mandatory training in medical malpractice litigation, 12

L

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION

      Liability insurance premiums and jury verdicts and settlements, receipt of

                                            reports, 26

LEGISLATURE

      Appropriation for session expenses, 2

      Assembly attaches, appointment, 37

      Assembly standing rules, adoption, 38

      Clergy, compensation for services, 37

      Joint standing rules, adoption, 29

      Liability insurance premiums and jury verdicts and settlements, receipt of

                                            reports, 26

      Periodicals, stamps, stationery or communications, allowances prohibited, 50, 59

      Physicians, receipt of reports concerning, 12, 18, 22

      Senate attaches, appointment, 60

      Senate standing rules, adoption, 50

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS

      Medical or dental malpractice, 8

M

MEDICAL ERRORS

      Analysis and reports of trends regarding sentinel events, 14

      Confidentiality of reports of sentinel events, 14

      Immunities from liability for reports or other actions relating to sentinel events, 16

      Inadmissibility of reports, documents and other information, 15

      Notification and reports of sentinel events, 13, 14

      Patient safety, duties of medical facilities, 15, 16

      Repository for health care quality assurance, creation, 14

      Representatives for notification of patients involved in sentinel events, designation, duties, 14

      Retaliatory or discriminatory conduct for reporting sentinel event prohibited, 16-18, 21

      Sentinel event defined, 13

      Violation of laws by medical facilities, effect of facility’s voluntary report, 16


 

MEDICAL FACILITIES

      Definition, 13

      Disciplinary action taken or change in physician's privileges, filing of complaints, reports, 20, 23

      Employees, duties relating to sentinel events, 13

      Governmental or nonprofit facilities, limitation of liability of certain health care providers, 6

      Patient defined, 13

      Patient safety committee, establishment, duties, 15, 16

      Patient safety officer, designation, duties, 15

      Patient safety plan, development, 15

      Representatives for notification of patients involved in sentinel events, designation, duties, 14

      Retaliatory or discriminatory conduct for certain actions by employees prohibited, 16

      Sentinel events, reporting, 13-16

      Traumatic injuries, limitation of liability of certain facilities and health care providers, 4

      Violations of laws, effect of facility’s voluntary report of violation, 16

MEDICAL OR DENTAL MALPRACTICE

      Court rules to expedite resolution of actions, adoption, 7, 26

      Dismissal of actions for certain causes, 7, 8

      Expert testimony, requirements, 10

      Future economic damages, periodic payments, 10

      Governmental or nonprofit health care facilities, liability of certain health care providers limited, 6

      Gross malpractice defined, 7

      Judges, mandatory training in medical malpractice litigation, 12

      Limitation of actions, 8

      Medical malpractice defined, 7

      Noneconomic damages, limitation, several liability, 6, 7

      Reports of actions filed or claims submitted to arbitration or mediation, 19, 20, 23

      Screening panels, abolishment, 25

      Settlement conferences, 8

      Traumatic injuries, limitation of liability of certain medical facilities and health care providers, 4

N

NONECONOMIC DAMAGES

      Limitation, 6

      Several liability, 7

P

PATIENT SAFETY COMMITTEE

      Duties, 16

      Establishment, composition, 15


 

      Meetings, 15

      Proceedings and records, confidentiality, 16

PATIENT SAFETY OFFICER

      Definition, 13

      Designation, 15

      Duties, 15

      Employee of medical facility to notify officer of sentinel event, 13

PATIENT SAFETY PLAN

      Development, compliance required, 15

 

PRESUMPTIONS

      Rebuttable presumption that medical condition arising during follow-up care result of original traumatic injury, 4

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' BENEFITS PROGRAM

      Premiums, amount paid by state increased, 1

      Privatization of program, issuance of request for information or proposals to determine feasibility, 2

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT

      Group insurance premiums, amount paid by state increased, 1

R

REPRESENTATIVES FOR NOTIFICATION OF PATIENTS

      Designation, duties, 14

S

SCREENING PANELS FOR MALPRACTICE ACTIONS

      Abolished, 25

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES

      Medical or dental malpractice actions, 8

STATE BOARD OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

      Complaints against physicians, time for filing, 23

      Disciplinary action, reports to governor and legislature, 22

      Insurers' reports of malpractice or negligence action or claim, receipt, duties on failure to comply, 22, 25

      Medical facility's failure to report disciplinary action taken or change in physician's privileges, report to health division, 23

      Reports of actions or claims for malpractice or negligence, receipt, 22, 23

STATE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

      Group insurance premiums, amount paid by state increased, 1

      Privatization of public employees’ benefits program, issuance of request for information or proposals to determine feasibility, 2


 

SUPREME COURT

      Medical malpractice litigation, adoption of rule to provide for mandatory training of judges, 12

T

TRAUMATIC INJURIES

      Definition, 5

      Liability of certain medical facilities and health care providers limited, 4

W

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY

      Dismissal of malpractice action for failure to file affidavit of medical expert, 8

      Requirements for expert witnesses in malpractice actions, 10