liability reform

Patient Safety Commission Solicits Advice on Enacting Medical Error Law

The commission is tasked with putting into shape a resolution system for doctors, patients and hospitals by July 1. The confidential process, championed by Gov. Kitzhaber, aims to allow healthcare providers to come clean about errors while avoiding lawsuits.

Elisabeth Guenther is a medical doctor, but it took a medical mistake involving her mother for the need for greater patient safety and transparency to become such a fundamental issue for her.

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