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145th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 223 w/SA 1

Primary Sponsor: Blevins Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. B. Short & Rep. Keeley Jaques
CoSponsors: Sens. DeLuca, Henry & McDowell
Introduced on : 03/30/2010
Synopsis: Title 18 of the Delaware Code requires that an affidavit of merit be filed under seal when a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice is filed.  This affidavit by plaintiff's expert witness is an opinion that the defendant has breached the applicable minimum standard of care and that this breach caused injury to the plaintiff. This amendment removes an existing ambiguity regarding necessary qualifications of an expert who provides this affidavit in cases where the defendant is a health care provider other than a medical doctor, e.g. a hospital or other corporate defendant.  The bill also requires that defendants demonstrate good cause whenever requesting judges to review an affidavit of merit.

Current Status: Out of Committee   On   06/23/10
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: SA 1 to SB 223 - Passed
Committee Reports:
Senate Committee report 05/13/10 F=0 M=4 U=0----->Committee Report
House Committee Report 06/23/10 F=0 M=6 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 6/9/2010 5:29:10 PM------->Voting Record
Actions History:
Jun 23, 2010 - Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 6 On Its Merits
Jun 10, 2010 - Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee in House
Jun 09, 2010 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 17 YES 0 NO 3 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 09, 2010 - Amendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 09, 2010 - Amendment SA 1 - Introduced in Senate
May 13, 2010 - Reported Out of Committee (INSURANCE) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Mar 30, 2010 - Assigned to Insurance Committee in Senate
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