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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 234
Judicial proceedings; professional malpractice cases; use of experts
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to revise provisions of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated relating to the use of experts in judicial proceedings; to amend Title 24 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to evidence, so as to change provisions relating to when the opinions of experts are admissible; to provide that an expert must meet certain qualifications in order to execute an affidavit for use in a professional malpractice action; to amend Title 9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to civil practice, so as to change provisions relating to affidavits in professional malpractice cases; to eliminate certain provisions excusing noncompliance with certain deadlines; to provide for other matters related to the foregoing; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/02/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/01/2005 - House First Readers
Jan/31/2005 - House Hopper
2/01/05 Special Committee on Civil Justice Reform