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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6253

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 2125

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. FRITZ, 90th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING PRETRIAL SCREENING OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to establish a mandatory pretrial screening and mediation process in any case where professional negligence of a health care provider is alleged, and to provide that such screening and mediation be conducted by a panel selected from a pool of health care providers, attorneys and retired judges of the Superior Court selected by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Statement of Purpose:

To establish mandatory pretrial screening and mediation in medical malpractice cases in order to encourage settlement of meritorious claims and withdrawal of nonmeritorious claims.