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HB 1529 (2010) -  Arbitration Agreements Governing Certain Medical Negligence Claims

by Thompson, N.
Provides that arbitration agreement that violates specified requirements is voidable at consumer's option until initiation of arbitration; prohibits agreement from restricting or abolishing any substantive or due process right or restricting damages or remedies; requires allowing selection of arbitrators by mutual agreement; requires court to appoint acceptable arbitrators if parties are unable to agree; requires provider to explain pre-dispute agreement in detail to consumer; provides that pre-dispute agreement may be rescinded before initiation of arbitration by consumer or provider; requires each pre-dispute agreement & post-dispute agreement to contain certain specified provisions; requires that provider give copy of agreement to patient or nursing home resident; prohibits health care provider from refusing to serve patient if patient declines to agree to or rescinds arbitration agreement; prohibits provider from presenting arbitration agreements to patients; requires provider to give patient specified period of time to review post-agreement & consult attorney.
Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Last Event: Died in Health & Family Services Policy Council on Friday, April 30, 2010 6:59 PM

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: H Died in Health & Family Services Policy Council Time: 04/30/2010 - 6:59 PM Member: Committee: Health & Family Services Policy Council Version: __
Event: H Now in Health & Family Services Policy Council Time: 03/10/2010 - 4:16 PM Member: Committee: Health & Family Services Policy Council Version: __
Event: H Referred to Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council Time: 03/10/2010 - 4:16 PM Member: Committee: Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health & Family Services Policy Council Time: 03/10/2010 - 4:16 PM Member: Committee: Health & Family Services Policy Council Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 03/02/2010 - 10:50 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 03/01/2010 - 3:02 PM Member: Thompson, N. Committee: Version: __

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