Florida Medical Association applauds vote in favor of medical liability reform

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Madelyn E. Butler, M.D., President of the Florida Medical Association (FMA), released the following statement regarding the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee’s unanimous vote today in favor of medical liability reform: ?he Senate Banking and Insurance Committee took a major step in making Florida a better place to practice medicine today by voting unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 1590, which will bring common-sense reforms to Florida? medical liability system. ?y passing this bill unanimously, members of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee have sent a strong message that passing medical liability reform this Session is critical in attracting new physicians to Florida, retaining our homegrown physicians, and preventing an access to care crisis. ?he FMA is grateful for the leadership of Senate President Mike Haridopolos, Senator Gaetz, and bill sponsor Senator Hays for recognizing that Florida physicians not only care for our families; they create jobs and millions of dollars in economic development.?]>

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