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2016 Senate Bill 1104: Cap certain medical malpractice damages

Public Act 556 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Mike Shirkey (R) on September 21, 2016
To cap medical malpractice damages for past medical expenses or rehabilitation, limiting them to the cost of the actual damages for medical care that arose out of the alleged malpractice.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 21, 2016
Referred to the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee on October 18, 2016
Reported in the Senate on October 20, 2016
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on October 20, 2016
To expand the bill to "rehabilitative services" and revise other procedural details.
The amendment failed 10 to 26 in the Senate on October 20, 2016.
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Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate on October 20, 2016.
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To cap medical malpractice damages for past medical expenses or rehabilitation, limiting them to the cost of the actual damages for medical care that arose out of the alleged malpractice.
Received in the House on November 9, 2016
Referred to the House Insurance Committee on November 9, 2016
Reported in the House on December 8, 2016
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on December 13, 2016
To limit insurance company claims for repayment of medical expenses covered by a malpractice award to the actual medical payments, not other kinds of losses covered by the award.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2016
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 6, 2017

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