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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 274
Torts; medical malpractice insurance rates; certain financial limits; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Titles 31, 33, and 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating respectively to health, insurance, and torts, so as to provide a comprehensive mechanism to address rising medical malpractice insurance rates and the need for tort reform; to change provisions relating to duties, functions, and powers of the Department of Human Resources; to provide for confidentially of certain information; to provide for fees on medical malpractice insurance premiums; to limit liability on damages in certain circumstances; to provide for legislative findings; to change certain provisions relating to the amount and method of computing tax on insurance premiums generally; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/07/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/03/2005 - House First Readers
Feb/02/2005 - House Hopper
2/03/05 Special Committee on Civil Justice Reform