As supporters of SB 33 contacted the Governor, trial lawyers were busy lobbying legislators to support a gubernatorial veto of SB 33, which the General Assembly enacted last week. While legislators are in session, the Governor has ten days to act on the measure, or it will automatically become law after the waiting period ends. Should the lawmakers adjourn, the Governor will have thirty days to act.
SB 33 marks the first time in sixteen years that the General Assembly has passed meaningful medical liability reform. Act today to let the Governor know how much this bill means to you and your patients.
In your communication emphasize that the General Assembly has enacted a vital medical liability reform bill that:
- Preserves the right of patients to fully recover for harm caused by medical negligence, plus substantial noneconomic damages;
- Removes unnecessary medical and legal costs from the liability system; and
- Reduces patients’ health care costs and improves access for everyone by addressing defensive medicine.
To Contact Governor Perdue:
Office of the Governor
Constituent Services Office
116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
Phone: (800) 662-7952 or (919) 733-2391
Fax: (919) 733-2120
Please act today!