PA 12-14—SB 99
AN ACT CONCERNING LETTERS OF PROTECTION
SUMMARY: This act requires licensed physicians and physical therapists (providers) to give patients who suffer a personal injury certain information in writing during consultation before treating them. They must indicate:
1. whether they will treat the patient based on a letter of protection from the patient's personal injury lawyer that promises (a) to pay their fees from the proceeds of any settlement or judgment or (b) that the patient will pay if there is no recovery or the recovery is insufficient and
2. the estimated cost of giving the patient or his or her attorney an opinion letter on the cause of the patient's injury and the patient's diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis, including a disability rating.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012
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