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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 449

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 1808

   

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

 

AN ACT REQUIRING THE SUBMISSION OF ALL MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS TO ARBITRATION PANELS.

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

That chapter 900 of the general statutes be amended to require that all medical malpractice claims be submitted to arbitration panels consisting of a judge, doctor and an attorney with a medical background and that the submission of such claims to arbitration shall be in lieu of the mandatory mediation prescribed in section 52-190c of the general statutes.

Statement of Purpose:

To encourage pretrial settlement of medical malpractice claims.