2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 56
Medical malpractice; amend Official Code of Georgia Annotated Titles 9, 24, 31, and 51
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Titles 9, 24, 31, and 51 of the O.C.G.A., relating respectively to civil practice; evidence; health; and torts, so as to provide for substantive and comprehensive revision of provisions regarding civil practice, evidentiary matters, and liability in tort actions; to change provisions regarding venue in actions with joint defendants; to provide for legislative findings; to change provisions relating to affidavits accompanying charges of professional malpractice; to create provisions relating to affidavits required to be filed in certain actions involving medical malpractice; to change provisions relating to signing of pleadings and other documents, representations to the court, and sanctions; to create provisions regarding expert opinions in medical malpractice civil actions; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/12/2005 - House Second Readers
Jan/11/2005 - House First Readers
Jan/10/2005 - House Hopper