Bill Summary for S 33/SL 2011-400 (2011-2012)

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Jul 25 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 33 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 2, 2011
TO REFORM THE LAWS RELATING TO MEDICAL LIABILITY BY PROVIDING LIMITED PROTECTION FROM LIABILITY TO THOSE PROVIDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE, BY AUTHORIZING THE BIFURCATION OF TRIALS ON ISSUES OF LIABILITY AND DAMAGES IN CERTAIN ACTIONS, BY LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF NONECONOMIC DAMAGES THAT MAY BE AWARDED, BY AUTHORIZING THE PERIODIC PAYMENT OF FUTURE ECONOMIC DAMAGES IN LIEU OF A LUMP-SUM PAYMENT, AND BY MODIFYING APPEAL BONDS IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS. This act is effective October 1, 2011.
Intro. by Apodaca, Brown, Rucho.

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AN ACT TO REFORM THE LAWS RELATING TO MONEY JUDGMENT APPEAL BONDS, BIFURCATION OF TRIALS IN CIVIL CASES, AND MEDICAL LIABILITY. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 2/2/11, 3/1/11, 3/2/11, 4/19/11, 4/20/11, and 6/9/11. Enacted July 25, 2011. Effective October 1, 2011.

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