Thursday, July 13, 2006

Health court hearings

The debate over establishing Health Courts (special courts to handle medical injury disputes) began late last month in Washington. This bill, the Fair and Reliable Medical Justice Act was introduced by Senators Baucus(MT) & Enzi (WY). I briefly touched upon the Health Court concept a few weeks back discussion some tort reform/medical malpractice issues (see- "Man bites dog...")

A number of the nations top hospitals have volunteered to be pilot programs including Duke University, Emory, University of Miami, Johns Hopkins, New York-Presbyterian(The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell), & Yale.

More discussions are scheduled today starting at 9:30am est and can be streamed here

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