senate Bill S2533

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Excludes a statement of apology or regret, made by a health care provider, as an admission of liability

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 18, 2013 referred to judiciary

S2533 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4071
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Add ยง4549, CPLR
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7070, A8621
2015-2016: S880, A6156
2017-2018: A2372
2019-2020: A5909

S2533 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Excludes a statement of apology or regret, made by a health care provider, as an admission of liability in a medical, dental or podiatric malpractice lawsuit.

S2533 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2533 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2533

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to exclud-
  ing an apology statement as an admission of  liability  in  a  medical
  malpractice lawsuit

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  The civil practice law and rules is amended  by  adding  a
new section 4549 to read as follows:
  S 4549. STATEMENT OF APOLOGY OR REGRET IN MEDICAL, DENTAL OR PODIATRIC
MALPRACTICE.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE
CONTRARY, IN ANY ACTION FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL  OR  PODIATRIC  MALPRACTICE,
ANY COMMUNICATION OR CONDUCT BY A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER EXPRESSING APOLO-
GY OR REGRET, MADE IN GOOD FAITH TO A PATIENT OR A PATIENT'S RELATIVE IS
INADMISSIBLE  IN  ANY  CIVIL  PROCEEDING AS AN ADMISSION OF LIABILITY OR
AGAINST INTEREST.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02639-01-3

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