LANG-MAY-FLOWERS-MCKEON, O'BRIEN, FRANKS, BROSNAHAN,
TURNER,ART, DELGADO, FORBY, SMITH,MICHAEL,
REITZ AND MURPHY.
HLTH CARE ENTITY LIABILITY ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Health Care Entity Liability Act. Provides that
health insurance carriers, health care plans, and other managed care
entities for health care plans have the duty to exercise ordinary care
when making health care treatment decisions and are liable for damages
for harm to an insured or enrollee proximately caused by the failure
to exercise ordinary care. Authorizes a private right of action.
Defines terms. Applies only to causes of action that accrue on or
after the effective date of the Act. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Insurance)
HB 80 will have no fiscal impact on the Department.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that before bringing an action, a person must exercise
any appeal and review procedures available under the Managed Care
Reform and Patient Rights Act.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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