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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5987

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 1655

   

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. CARTER, 2nd Dist.

REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st Dist.

 

AN ACT REQUIRING CERTIFICATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR CERTAIN EXPERT WITNESSES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES.

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

That title 20 of the general statutes be amended to require the Department of Public Health to issue a certificate, for a fee of one hundred fifty dollars, to health care providers who provide expert testimony in medical malpractice actions pursuant to section 52-184c of the general statutes.

Statement of Purpose:

To require expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases to be certified by the Department of Public Health.