Monday, April 11, 2005

Proposal to exclude all apologies as evidence

Several states have laws allowing a doctor to apologize without having the apology become evidence in a med mal case. Now a blogger (who is an executive of a medical device company) proposes that the rule be broader -- excluding any apology, not just those from doctors. TigerHawk -- "Tort reform and civility; toward a national 'apology privilege.'"

Meanwhile, Washington's bill to establish an apology privilege for health care providers is still alive in the legislature. HB 1291 has passed the House and gone through committee in the Senate.

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