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SB 20 (BR 212) - R. Alvarado

     AN ACT relating to health care providers.
     Amend KRS 216C.010 to define "affidavit of merit"; create new section of Chapter 216C to require filing of medical malpractice action with an affidavit of merit; amend KRS 422.317 to regulate fees charged by a hospital or health care provider to provide a copy of medical records; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216C to limit a claimant's attorney fees in a malpractice claim against a health care provider; amend KRS 216C.030 and 311.377 to conform; create a new section of the Kentucky Rules of Evidence to prohibit the introduction of expressions of sympathy, compassion, commiseration, or a general sense of benevolence in medical malpractice actions.

     Jan 03, 2018 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 04, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)