H.R.5243 - To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to clarify that the Act does not affect standards or procedures in medical malpractice actions.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] (Introduced 05/06/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/06/2010 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.|
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Summary: H.R.5243 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/06/2010)
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to prohibit the development, recognition, or implementation of any guideline or other standard under any provision of PPACA from being construed to establish the standard of care or duty of care owed by health care providers to their patients in any medical malpractice action or claim.
Declares that nothing in PPACA shall be construed to modify or impair state law governing legal standards or procedures used in medical malpractice cases, including the authority of a state to make or implement such law.