Issues of Concern

State Model Legislation

2015 Enactments

  • Alaska – Legal protections for apologies/expressions of sympathy (HB 250)
  • Alaska – Immunity from lawsuits for out-of-state licensed medical providers (HB 269)
  • Colorado – Immunity for volunteers serving in emergency situations (SB 138)
  • Louisiana – Daubert standard for expert witnesses (HB 624)
  • Kansas – Raised noneconomic damage cap; added Daubert standard (SB 311)
  • Oklahoma – Standard of care protections (SB 1905)
  • Tennessee – Regulation of lawsuit lending (SB 1360)
  • Virginia – Allows physician assistants to serve as limited expert witnesses (HB 191)
  • Wisconsin – Legal protections for apologies/admissions of fault (AB 120)

Coming Soon: legislative action items on these topics

  • Phantom Damages
  • Lawsuit Lending
  • Early Offers