Thursday, January 24, 2008

Selected Bills of Interest for Friday, January 25th

Selected House bills for Friday, January 25, 2008

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, 2:00 p.m., Room 325
HB2456 RELATING TO TAXATION. Allows taxpayers who are reciprocal beneficiaries or domestic partners to elect to file as separate individuals, as married, or married filing singly.

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, 2:00 p.m., Room 329
HB1992 RELATING TO MEDICAL LIABILITY. Limits noneconomic damages that may be recovered in medical tort actions. Limits the amount of attorney's fees that may be collected in connection with a medical tort action.

HB1995 RELATING TO TORTS. Limits noneconomic damages in medical tort actions to $500,000.

Establishes the Hawaii medical malpractice insurance relief fund to offer policies of medical malpractice insurance to physicians in the State.

HB2151 RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE. Forms a captive insurance company to provide medical malpractice insurance to self-employed medical doctors.

HB2161 RELATING TO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE. Establishes a medical malpractice insurance company modeled upon the employers' mutual insurance company.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just don't understand how this law could not pass. Hawaii is in dire need of some protections for the medical professionals, especially the doctors. They really are leaving us... Why should the lawyers dominate the medical field? They really aren't doing our medical system any good...