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Address medical claims and provider immunities 
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Long Title To amend sections 2305.113, 2305.51, and 2317.43 and to enact sections 2305.2311, 2317.44, 2317.45, and 2323.451 of the Revised Code to grant qualified civil immunity to certain medical providers and emergency medical technicians who provide emergency medical services as a result of a disaster and through its duration; to provide that certain communications made regarding an unanticipated outcome of medical care, the development or implementation of standards under federal laws, and an insurer's reimbursement policies on health care are inadmissible as evidence in a medical claim; to specify the manner of sending a notice of intent to file a medical claim and provide a procedure for the discovery of other potential claims within a specified period after the filing of a medical claim; to provide civil immunity to certain medical providers regarding the discharge of a patient with a mental condition that threatens the safety of the patient or others; and to clarify the definition of "medical claim."


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Effective Date

March 20, 2019


Senate Judiciary Committee
House Civil Justice Committee

Primary Sponsors

Robert R. Cupp


Marlene Anielski
John Becker
Timothy Ginter
Doug Green
Stephen D. Hambley
Stephen A. Huffman
George F. Lang
Dorothy Pelanda
Bill Reineke
Kristina Roegner
Mark J. Romanchuk
Tim Schaffer
Gary Scherer
Kirk Schuring
William Seitz
Ryan Smith
Dick Stein
Scott Wiggam
Ron Young
Kevin Bacon
Dave Burke
John Eklund
Randy Gardner
Bob D. Hackett
Stephanie Kunze
Lou Terhar
Joe Uecker
Steve Wilson
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