Ga. bill would ban use of guidelines in malpractice cases

04/22/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A bill, based on American Medical Association model legislation, passed by the Georgia Legislature would prohibit medical guidelines or reimbursement criteria implemented under federal law to be used as a standard of care to establish whether a physician is negligent in a medical malpractice or product liability suit. A similar measure, called the Standard of Care Protection Act, recently was introduced on the federal level.

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