HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1865        FILED ON: 1/14/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1686



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to the tort liability of hospitals..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 85K of chapter 231 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “costs” in line 8 the following: — provided, however, in the case of a hospital where the tort results in death the liability in any such cause of action shall not be less than $100,000.