PRINTER'S NO.  27

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

SENATE BILL

 

No.

42

Session of

2009

  

  

INTRODUCED BY GREENLEAF, TARTAGLIONE, FONTANA, ORIE, WASHINGTON, GORDNER, RAFFERTY, FERLO, WAUGH AND O'PAKE, JANUARY 20, 2009

  

  

REFERRED TO BANKING AND INSURANCE, JANUARY 20, 2009  

  

  

  

AN ACT

  

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Amending the act of March 20, 2002 (P.L.154, No.13), entitled

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"An act reforming the law on medical professional liability;

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providing for patient safety and reporting; establishing the

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Patient Safety Authority and the Patient Safety Trust Fund;

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abrogating regulations; providing for medical professional

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liability informed consent, damages, expert qualifications,

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limitations of actions and medical records; establishing the

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Interbranch Commission on Venue; providing for medical

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professional liability insurance; establishing the Medical

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Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund; providing for

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medical professional liability claims; establishing the Joint

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Underwriting Association; regulating medical professional

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liability insurance; providing for medical licensure

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regulation; providing for administration; imposing penalties;

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and making repeals," in insurance, further providing for

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Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby enacts as follows:

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Section 1.  Section 712(d) of the act of March 20, 2002 (P.L.

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154, No.13), known as the Medical Care Availability and

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Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act, is amended by adding a paragraph

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to read:

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Section 712.  Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error

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Fund.

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(d)  Assessments.--

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(4)  A health care provider may elect to pay the annual

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assessment in equal installments, not exceeding four, if the

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health care provider informs the primary carrier of the

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election to pay in installments. This paragraph shall apply

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to surcharges for 2010 and thereafter.

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Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

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