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Third Quarter 2016, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Healy
Judicial Review of Medical Liability Legislation
Once medical liability laws are passed in state legislatures, reforms are inevitably challenged at the judicial level.

Second Quarter 2016, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Healy
Every Aspect of the Litigation Process Is Subject to Legislative Action
Trial lawyers continually find new and inventive ways to undermine medical liability reforms. The government relations team advocates tirelessly in defense of our members.

First Quarter 2016, The Doctor's Advocate, Elizabeth Healy
The 2016 Election Is in Full Swing
With help from our members, we work to elect candidates who will support and protect medical liability reform.

Fourth Quarter 2015, The Doctor's Advocate, Hal Dasinger
Damage Caps and Equal Protection: Two States, Two Views
Appellate courts in California and Florida recently dealt with constitutional challenges to noneconomic damage limits.

Third Quarter 2015, The Doctor's Advocate, Hal Dasinger
Why Handling Medical Malpractice Like Workers’ Comp Won’t End Lawsuits
Hal Dasinger scrutinizes a proposal aimed at turning medical liability into an administrative process akin to workers’ compensation.

Second Quarter 2015, The Doctor's Advocate, Hal Dasinger
SGR Fix Includes Standard of Care Language
An update on efforts to include language in a federal law to prevent unintended expansion of physician liability. candidates who, if elected, are likely to act in the best interests of our members.

First Quarter 2015, The Doctor's Advocate, Hal Dasinger
2014: Difficult Election Choices and Notable Legislation
A key function of the government relations department is identifying and supporting candidates who, if elected, are likely to act in the best interests of our members.

Fourth Quarter 2014, The Doctor's Advocate, Hal Dasinger
Looking Ahead to 2015: Interstate Licensing
Hal Dasinger outlines model legislation that, if adopted by individual states, would provide expedited licensing for physicians who want to practice in multiple states.


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