Ozark Radio News: Missouri Senate approves health care lawsuit legislation

February 16, 2017

(Jefferson City) – This week in the Missouri Senate began with discussion of Senate Bill 237, a measure that would change the definitions of “employee” and “physician employee” in actions against health care providers for personal injury or death.
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Bill sponsor Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) tells his colleagues the term “physician employee” was defined, but not used, in the 2005 law. He says a judge picked up on this in a 2014 court decision:

During discussion, Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) mentioned she disagrees with the sponsor’s assessment:

Missouri senators gave preliminary approval to Senate Bill 237 on Monday night.

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