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SB 1032 - Emergency Room Malpractice - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

John Huppenthal voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (26-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Room Malpractice

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the burden of proof in order for hospital emergency room patients to be able to sue for medical malpractice.

Highlights:
-Requires patients to provide “clear and convincing evidence” that the care provided to them in the emergency room did not meet professional standards and thus constitutes malpractice [Sec. 1(A)]. -Extends to emergency labor and delivery treatment cases that meet statutory requirements where the patient's medical history is not immediately available and where the physician is not previously affiliated with the patient [Sec. 2(A-C)].
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (28-28) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (16-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Room Malpractice

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that raises the burden of proof in order for hospital emergency room patients to be able to sue for medical malpractice.

Highlights:
-Requires patients to provide “clear and convincing evidence” that the care provided to them in the emergency room did not meet professional standards and thus constitutes malpractice [Sec. 1(A)]. -Extends to emergency labor and delivery treatment cases that meet statutory requirements where the patient's medical history is not immediately available and where the physician is not previously affiliated with the patient [Sec. 2(A-C)].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Emergency Room Malpractice

Sponsors

  • Carolyn S. Allen (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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