2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 86
"Patient Compensation Act"; establish
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to establish the "Patient Compensation Act"; to amend Title 51 of the O.C.G.A., relating to torts, so as to create an alternative to medical malpractice litigation whereby patients are compensated for medical injuries; to provide for definitions; to establish the Patient Compensation System and the Patient Compensation Board; to provide for committees; to provide for the filing of and disposition of applications; to provide for review by an administrative law judge; to provide for appellate review; to provide for payment of administration expenses; to require an annual report; to provide for funding; to provide for related matters; to provide for severability; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/09/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/04/2015 - Senate Hopper