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SB 635, 64th Regular Session
Relating to the Patients' Compensation Act of Texas; providing for certain definitions; placing certain duties and responsibilities on the Commissioner of Insurance; providing that contracts of cure be in writing; relating to patient's remedy against health care provider who does not qualify; providing for place of filing of patients' claims and providing that there be no statement of dollar amount of claim in pleadings; providing that the provisions of this Act do not apply to acts of health care negligence which occurred before a certain date; providing for a limitation of recovery on patients' claims; relating to advance payments by a defendant; providing for filing of proof of financial responsibility of health care providers; providing for a limitation period on the filing of claims against health care providers; providing for a patients' compensation fund; providing for an annual surcharge on health care providers to maintain the fund; relating to settlement of claims against the fund; relating to attorneys' fees; providing for the reporting of claims settled or adjudicated to final judgment against health care providers to the insurance commissioner; relating to the maintenance of and provisions in policies of professional liability insurance for health care providers; providing for the establishment and operation of health care review panels and procedures for reviewing claims...

Last action: Failed to pass to third reading

Author: Ray Farabee
Sponsor: Pike Powers

Companion:

HB 1129 (Identical)

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (House Study Group)

Gubernatorial documents:

Subjects:
Health Care Providers
Malpractice--Professionals
State Agencies, Boards & Commissions--Newly Proposed

House Committee: State Affairs ()
Minutes: May 21 1975
Senate Committee: Economic Development ()
Minutes: April 8 1975 | May 1 1975

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