PAMED and its coalition of stakeholders oppose changes to the location of where a medical liability case can be filed. Access to care issues and higher insurance premiums and health care costs are just two of the many possible impacts.
The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) was directed to study the impact of a proposed Pa. Supreme Court venue rule change – which PAMED and its coalition of stakeholders vehemently opposes – that would allow medical liability lawsuits to take place outside of the county
where the alleged malpractice occurred.
PAMED knows the Venue Rule change will negatively impact physicians across the state. That is why we’ve joined a coalition of stakeholders to work towards having this rule reversed and explore possible legislative remedies. The coalition is concerned about: access to care issues, higher insurance premiums, physician recruitment and retention obstacles.
House Bill 2660 – PAMED supports this Constitutional amendment that will strip the Supreme Court’s ability to establish venue and place the matter in the hands of the legislature.