Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Let Docs Apologize Without Liability

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a so-called physician apology bill that would allow doctors, hospital executives and other health care providers to apologize for mistakes without it being admissible in court as evidence of malpractice liability.

In a 50-0 vote, the Senate approved Senate Bill 379, which would make any benevolent gesture such as apologies and explanations made by a health care provider, assisted living residence or personal care home before the launch of a medical liability lawsuit inadmissible as evidence of liability or...
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