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Nevada Lawmakers Vote For Doctor-Backed 'I'm Sorry' Law

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This from the American Association of Justice:

Nevada Lawmakers Vote For Doctor-Backed ‘I’m Sorry’ Law

“A Nevada Senate committee voted Wednesday for a bill that would prevent doctors’ apologies to their patients or patients’ families from being admitted as court evidence if they’re sued for negligence later on. The ‘I’m Sorry’ measure, SB174, provides that any doctor’s expression of ‘apology, regret, sympathy, commiseration, condolence or compassion’ about a patient’s suffering or death can’t be used in court. Lawmakers voted to take out the word ‘fault’ from that list. In a 4-3 vote along party lines, the Senate Judiciary Committee allowed the bill to move forward, with all four Republicans supporting the proposal and Democrats voting ‘no.'”

AAJ quoting Joe Mullin, Associated Press, Las Vegas Sun 4/04/07