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SB 33 Vetoed: Urge Legislators to Override the Governor’s Veto Today!

Jul 13, 2011 No Comments ›› NCAHC

When Governor Perdue vetoed Senate Bill 33 – Medical Liability Reforms on June 24, the NCMS immediately began executing plans to override the veto. “The Governor does not have the final word on this issue,” said Robert Seligson, Executive Vice President, CEO of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS). The General Assembly is returning to ...

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Medical Liability Reform Passes General Assembly

Jun 9, 2011 No Comments ›› NCAHC

The NCAHC coalition is pleased to report that the North Carolina General Assembly took historic action today to address serious problems with our medical liability system. Both the House and Senate gave final legislative approval to the first bill in 16 years to improve the practice of medicine as it relates to physician liability. The proposal, known ...

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Second Major Tort Reform Bill Passes NC House

Jun 6, 2011 No Comments ›› NCAHC

For more than an hour on Wednesday the House debated legislation that would make important changes to North Carolina’s tort system. (See House Bill 542 – Tort Reform for Citizens and Businesses (Rhyne, R-Lincoln; McComas, R-New Hanover; Brisson, D-Bladen; Crawford, D-Granville). The chamber then passed the measure by a vote of 85-32, sending it to ...

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Let Juries Have All of the Facts; The Latest NCAHC Spot

May 9, 2011 No Comments ›› NCAHC

Check out the latest TV spot:

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Medical Liability Reform Passes NC House

Apr 26, 2011 No Comments ›› NCAHC

The NC House passed SB 33 - Medical Lawsuit Reform on Wednesday with broad, bipartisan support.  The final vote count was 91 in favor and 27 opposed (see how House members voted).  While this bill is not perfect, your efforts to communicate with your legislators on this bill have provided the foundation for this positive step ...

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House Committee Moves Ahead in Debate of Medical Liability

Apr 12, 2011 No Comments ›› NCAHC

On Thursday, April 7, 2011, the House Select Committee on Tort Reform presented a revised medical liability reform bill. The two-hour meeting, chaired by Rep. Danny McComas (R, New Hanover) also involved debate on numerous amendments, most of which sought to weaken the proposed reforms. Rep. Johnathan Rhyne (R-Lincoln), who co-chairs the committee with Rep. ...

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The NC House of Representatives Now Considering Major Tort Reforms

Mar 29, 2011 No Comments ›› NCAHC

The North Carolina House of Representatives is now considering major reforms for the tort system, some specifically targeting medical malpractice litigation. No bill has been introduced yet, but a draft was presented at this week’s meeting of the House Select Committee on Tort Reform. Here are some of the highlights: Reforms Applicable to Civil Actions Generally Actual ...

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NC Senate Passes Serious Medical Liability Reform

Mar 10, 2011 No Comments ›› NCAHC

Following three grueling weeks of work by the Senate Judiciary 1 Committee, chaired by Sen. Pete Brunstetter (R,-Forsyth), the NC Senate has approved legislation containing five very important medical liability reforms. The NCAHC has spearheaded lobbying efforts favoring Senate Bill 33 -- Medical Liability Reforms (Apodaca, R-Buncombe; Brown, R-Onslow; Rucho, R-Mecklenburg).  The proposal was approved ...

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