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Bill No. 29-0152 (Hansen)

Bill No. 29-0152 (Hansen)

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Legislative Update: http://www.legvi.org/vilegsearch/Detail.aspx?docentry=18472
Legislative Update: http://www.legvi.org/vilegsearch/Detail.aspx?docentry=18472

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Published by: A Renewal of VI Politics on Oct 19, 2011
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COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HOSPITALS
BILL NO. 29-0152Twenty-Ninth Legislature Of The Virgin Islands
August 5, 2011
An Act to amend title 27, chapter 1, subchapter IX, section 166i, to remove the requirement that amedical malpractice complaint be filed with the Medical Malpractice Action Review Committee prior to the commencement of an action against a health care provider in court, and to provide for reimbursement of the reasonable costs of obtaining an expert opinion
PROPOSED BY:
 
Senator Alicia “Chucky” Hansen
 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Virgin Islands:
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SECTION 1.
Title 27, chapter 1, subchapter IX, section 166i is amended as follows:
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(a) In subsection (a), after the words “expert review of”, delete the word “all”, and after the
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words “malpractice claims”, delete the words “before actions based upon such claims are commenced in
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court”.
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(b) Delete subsection (b) in its entirety and insert a new subsection (b) in its place to read as
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follows:
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“(b) An action against a health care provider may be commenced in court before the
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claimant’s proposed complaint has been filed with the Medical Malpractice Action Review
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Committee. The Committee shall obtain an expert opinion within ninety (90) days from the date
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