NCMS Hosts Meeting to Discuss Potential for State Demonstration Program for Alternatives to Medical Tort Litigation

On Thursday, May 13, the NCMS hosted a meeting to discuss the possibility of developing a proposal and applying for a state demonstration program for alternatives to medical tort litigation as outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Attending the meeting were representatives of the North Carolina Medical Society, North Carolina Hospital Association, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association, North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys, Medical Mutual, and Campbell University School of Law.

In addition to reviewing the requirements of the demonstration project, the group heard presentations by Jessica Scott, MD, JD, and Karen Fasler, JD, on the basics of collaborative law in the healthcare context and the potential for developing a demonstration project using a collaborative law approach. The group consensus was to continue to look into the development of a state demonstration project.  For more information on the requirements of the state demonstration project, click here .

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