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2012 Senate Bill 1116: Revise medical malpractice details
  1. Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on May 3, 2012, to establish “the exercise of medical judgment” as a valid defense in medical malpractice cases, defined as a “reasonable and good-faith belief that the person's conduct is both well founded in medicine and in the best interests of the patient.” Whether the plaintiff met the burden of proof for that would be a “question of law” for the judge to decide.
    • Referred to the Senate Insurance Committee on May 3, 2012.