Added by Acts78th Leg.
Added by Acts78th Leg. Acts85th Leg. Pleadings in a suit based on a health care liability claim shall not specify an amount of money claimed as damages.
This section does not prevent a party from mentioning the total dollar amount claimed in examining prospective jurors on voir dire or in argument to the court or jury. In a suit against a physician or health care provider involving a health care liability claim that is based on the failure of the physician or health care provider to disclose or adequately disclose the risks and hazards involved in the medical care or surgical procedure rendered by the physician or health care provider, the only theory on which recovery may be obtained is that of negligence in failing to disclose the risks or hazards that could have influenced a reasonable person in making a decision to give or withhold consent.
The Texas Department of Health, at the request of the disclosure panel, shall provide administrative assistance to the panel; and the Texas Department of Health and the disclosure panel shall coordinate administrative responsibilities in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of facilities and services.
The panel shall be subject, except where inconsistent, to the rules and procedures of the Texas Department of Health; however, the duties and responsibilities of the panel as set forth in this chapter shall be exercised solely by the disclosure panel, and the board or Texas Department of Health shall have no authority or responsibility with respect to same.
Members of the disclosure panel shall be selected by the commissioner of health. Any member who is absent for three consecutive meetings without the consent of a majority of the disclosure panel present at each such meeting may be removed by the commissioner at the request of the disclosure panel submitted in writing and signed by the chairman.
Upon the death, resignation, or removal of any member, the commissioner shall fill the vacancy by selection for the unexpired portion of the term. Notwithstanding ChapterGovernment Code, or any other law, if any member of the panel is physically present at a meeting, any number of the other members of the panel may attend the meeting by use of telephone conference call, videoconferencing, or other similar telecommunication method for purposes of establishing a quorum or voting or for any other meeting purpose allowing a panel member to fully participate in any panel meeting.
This subsection applies without regard to the subject matter discussed or considered by the panel at the meeting. A meeting held by telephone conference call, videoconferencing, or other similar telecommunication method: The chairman shall preside at meetings of the panel, and in his absence, the vice chairman shall preside.
Acts79th Leg. Each provision of a disclosure form prepared under this subsection must be made available in English and Spanish.
The panel will also examine such treatments and procedures for the purpose of revising lists previously published. These determinations shall be published in the Texas Register.
A physician or health care provider shall be considered to have complied with the requirements of this section if disclosure is made as provided in Section The information must be presented in a manner understandable to a layperson.
This subsection does not apply to liability of a school district or district school officer or employee arising from an act or omission under a program or policy or procedure adopted under Subchapter O-1, ChapterHealth and Safety Code, other than liability arising from wilful or intentional misconduct.
Acts69th Leg. Amended by Acts73rd Leg. Acts80th Leg. Acts83rd Leg. Persons not licensed or certified in the healing arts who in good faith administer emergency care as emergency medical service personnel are not liable in civil damages for an act performed in administering the care unless the act is wilfully or wantonly negligent.
This section applies without regard to whether the care is provided for or in expectation of remuneration. In a suit involving a health care liability claim against a physician or health care provider for injury to or death of a patient arising out of the provision of emergency medical care in a hospital emergency department or obstetrical unit or in a surgical suite immediately following the evaluation or treatment of a patient in a hospital emergency department, the claimant bringing the suit may prove that the treatment or lack of treatment by the physician or health care provider departed from accepted standards of medical care or health care only if the claimant shows by a preponderance of the evidence that the physician or health care provider, with wilful and wanton negligence, deviated from the degree of care and skill that is reasonably expected of an ordinarily prudent physician or health care provider in the same or similar circumstances.
The common law doctrine of res ipsa loquitur shall only apply to health care liability claims against health care providers or physicians in those cases to which it has been applied by the appellate courts of this state as of August 29, Except as herein provided this section applies to all persons regardless of minority or other legal disability.
This subsection is intended as a statute of repose so that all claims must be brought within 10 years or they are time barred. Section et seq. City Average--All Itemsbetween August 29,and the time at which damages subject to such limits are awarded by final judgment or settlement.
You are the sole judges of the weight, if any, to be given to this kind of evidence. The date for serving the report may be extended by written agreement of the affected parties. Nothing in this section shall be construed to mean that a single expert must address all liability and causation issues with respect to all physicians or health care providers or with respect to both liability and causation issues for a physician or health care provider.
The term includes a third-party defendant, cross-defendant, or counterdefendant. A with respect to a person giving opinion testimony regarding whether a physician departed from accepted standards of medical care, an expert qualified to testify under the requirements of Section In no event shall an extension be for a period of more than an additional 30 days.Top Ten Tips Disclaimer.
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