Breaking News! Assembly Health Committee Schedules Tort Reform Vote

The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee has scheduled a vote on comprehensive medical liability reform legislation this Monday, March 7 at 10:00 am. The committee will be voting on A-1982, which includes new requirements for expert witnesses, modifications to the statute of limitations, requirements for affidavits, and a prohibition on premium increases for claims that do not succeed or arise out of charitable or emergency care.

A favorable vote by the Committee on Monday will mark the most progress made on tort reform in over 6 years.  MSNJ members are encouraged to call or write their legislators, or come to the proceedings and show your support for this important legislation. For a complete listing of committee members, click here.

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About MSNJ

Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey is the oldest professional society in the United States. The organization and its dues-paying members are dedicated to a healthy New Jersey, working to ensure the sanctity of the physician–patient relationship. In representing all medical disciplines, MSNJ advocates for the rights of patients and physicians alike, for the delivery of the highest quality medical care. This allows response to the patients’ individual, varied needs, in an ethical and compassionate environment, in order to create a healthy Garden State and healthy citizens.

One response to “Breaking News! Assembly Health Committee Schedules Tort Reform Vote”

  1. Edward H. Lowell, M.D. says :

    It is almost self-evident that the medical liability situation in New Jersey, as in most of the nation, is imperatively in need of reforming modification.
    I urge the passage of this bill!

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