Tennessee doctors didn’t get everything they wanted in the way of medical liability reform this year, but some say they got a step in the right direction.
The General Assembly passed a bill in early May that will change the term medical malpractice in Tennessee code to “health care liability action,” direct plaintiffs to give doctors a 60-day, pre-lawsuit notification and require plaintiffs to get a certificate of good faith from a medical expert before filing the suit.
The bill awaits Gov. Phil Bredesen’s signature.
(Fr. Memphis Business Journal)