Patient Safety - Reality Check

Apology in Medicine

29 States with Laws concerning Use of Sympathy/Apology

Arizona A.R.S. §12-2605 (2005)
California Evidence Code § 1160 (2000)
Colorado Revised Statute §13-25-135 (2003)
Connecticut Public Act No. 05-275 Sec.9 (2005)
Delaware HB 412 (2006)
Florida Stat §90.4026 (2001)
Georgia Title 24 Code GA Annotated 24-3-37.1 (2005)
Hawaii HRS §Sec.626-1 (2006)
Illinois Public Act 094-0677 Sec. 8-1901 (2005)
Louisiana R.S.§3715.5 (2005)
Massachusetts ALM GL ch.233, § 23D (1986)
Maine MRSA §2908 (2005)
Maryland MD Court & Judicial Proceedings Code Ann.§10-920 (2004)
Missouri HB 393 (2005) §
Montana H.R. 24 59th, Leg., (Mont. 2005)
New Hampshire RSA § 507-E:4 (2005)
North Carolina General Stat. §8C-1, Rule 413
Ohio ORC Ann §2317.43 (2004)
Oklahoma 63 OKL. St. § 1-1708.1H (2004)
Oregon Rev. Stat. § 677.082 (2003)
South Dakota H.R. 1148 8th Leg., (S.D.2005)
South Carolina Ch.1, Title19 Code of Laws 1976, 19-1-190 (2006)
Texas Civil Prac and Rem Code §18.061(1999)
Tennessee Evid Rule §409.1(2003)
Virginia Code of Virginia § 8.01-52.1 (2005)
Vermont S 198 Sec. 1. 12 V.S.A.§1912 (2006)
Washington Rev Code Wash §5.66.010 (2002)
West Virginia HB 3174 (2005)
Wyoming Wyo. Stat. §1-1-130