As top Republicans see it, a medical malpractice crisis is threatening U.S. health care: Frivolous lawsuits are driving up malpractice insurance premiums and forcing physicians out of business.
Republicans say they need tort reform if the Governor wants transformation
April 21, 2011 -- Republicans on a joint committee charged with transforming the Oregon Health Plan made their first bold move Wednesday night saying without medical malpractice reform they can’t support one of Governor John Kitzhaber’s signature proposals this legislative session.
Oregon will receive a $299,000 federal planning grant in September to begin identifying such guidelines
While malpractice rates remain flat, a reform task force holds its first meeting May 17
April 15, 2010 – As state officials gear up to consider reforming Oregon’s malpractice laws, physicians are getting a reprieve.
Oregon Health Policy Board appoints a 15-member medical liability task force