TALLAHASSEE -- A bill that would further reform medical malpractice suits in Florida has been approved by a House panel.
The Health Care Appropriations subcommittee approved the bill (HB 479) by a vote of 11-3 on Friday.
But it also retained the bill in committee. That means committee members will have another chance to consider the measure.
The bill increases the burden of proof for plaintiffs to win medical malpractice cases. It largely makes hospitals blameless for the errors of their doctors.
Scott’s consolidation effort clears committee
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott made his first appearance before a legislative committee to ask for approval of a bill that creates a state Department of Economic Opportun- ity.
The governor got his wish Friday as the bill (PCB SCGR 11-03) cleared the House Select Committee on Government Reorganization by a vote of 17-6.
-- Associated Press