2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 571
Medical malpractice; procedures relating to actions
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 9 of the O.C.G.A., relating to civil practice, so as to provide substantial new procedures relating to the determination of medical malpractice actions; to impose an obligation of presuit investigation on the parties and provide for certain discovery and practice and procedure in connection therewith; to authorize presuit investigation of claims by the courts; to provide for notices prior to filing of actions and discovery and practice and procedure in connection therewith, including an obligation of evaluation by the defendant; to authorize voluntary binding arbitration and provide for the effects of arbitration and refusal to arbitrate; to provide for other matters related to, incidental to, and arising out of the foregoing; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/23/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/22/2005 - House First Readers
Feb/18/2005 - House Hopper
2/22/05 Special Committee on Civil Justice Reform