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.
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.
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