Apology Bill

AB 120/SB 192, authored by Rep. Erik Severson and Sen. Leah Vukmir, provides that a statement or conduct of a health care provider that expresses apology, benevolence, compassion, condolence, fault, liability, remorse, responsibility, or sympathy to a patient or patient’s relative or representative is not admissible into evidence or subject to discovery in any civil action or administrative hearing regarding the health care provider as evidence of liability or as an admission against interest.

Status

Passed the Assembly Feb. 18, 2014. Referred to Senate committee on Health and Human Services Feb. 19. Public hearing Mar. 6. Senate concurred April 2 and it was signed by the Governor as 2013 Wis. Act 242 on April 8,  2014.

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