A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE IN FREE CLINICS BY LIMITING THE LIABILITY OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IF THE FREE CLINIC PROVIDES PATIENTS WITH NOTICE OF LIMITED LIABILITY. Enacted May 13, 2013. Effective October 1, 2013.
Summary date: May 14 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Apr 24 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 90-21.16(d) to provide that a nonprofit community health referral service that refers low-income patients to medical or health care providers (was, to physicians) for free services is not liable for the acts or omissions of the medical or health care providers in rendering service if the referral service maintains liability insurance covering the acts and omissions of the referral service and any liability under (a) of the statute.
Summary date: Mar 20 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 90-21.16. to provide that the the provision limiting the liability of health care providers who volunteer in free clinics also applies to medical care providers. Requires the free clinic togive a copy ofthenotice (was, postthe notice)to the patient or the person authorized to give consent for treatment prior to the delivery of health care services in order for the volunteer medical or health care provider at the free clinic to receive the protection from liability posted in this section.
Makes a technical correction to GS 90-21.102(2).
Amends the bill title to reflect the inclusion of medical care providers under the terms of this act.
Clarifies that the act is effective October 1, 2013, and applies to claims that arise on or after that date.
Summary date: Feb 13 2013 - View summary
Amends GS 90-21.16(c) as the title indicates. Deletes languagedefining a "free clinic" as a non-profit institution that maintains liability insurance covering the acts and omissions of the free clinic.Makes a conforming change to GS 90-21.102(2). Becomes effective October 1, 2013.