Skip to Content


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 678         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 467

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_________________

PRESENTED BY:

Ronald Mariano

_______________

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relating to medical malpractice liability of health professionals in emergency response.

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ronald Mariano

3rd Norfolk

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 678        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 467

By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 467) of Ronald Mariano, Thomas P. Conroy and Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. relative to medical malpractice liability of health professionals in emergency response.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1520 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

_______________

 

An Act relating to medical malpractice liability of health professionals in emergency response.
 

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

              Chapter 112 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out section 12C and inserting in place thereof the following section:—

              Section 12C.  No physician, physician assistant, or nurse administering immunization or other protective programs under public health programs shall be liable in a civil suit for damages as a result of any act or omission on his part in carrying out his duties.  No physician, physician assistant, or nurse who is registered by the Commonwealth in the Massachusetts System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals or its successor entity shall be liable in civil suit for damages for any act or omission on his part related to his voluntary participation in any disaster preparedness or response activity.             

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error