Pa. House OKs Bill To Let Docs Apologize Without Liability

Law360, Philadelphia (October 22, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill aimed at protecting doctors from liability for expressing condolences and other empathetic gestures to their patients for unanticipated health care outcomes or medical mistakes.

Legislators gave unanimous approval to a bill aimed at making benevolent gestures like apologies and explanations 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 an admission against interest.

The bill now...
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