House Bill 559, introduced by Rep. Robert Cupp (R – Lima), would make several positive changes to medical liability laws in Ohio. If enacted, the legislation would:
Ohio ACEP is pleased that, among other positive provisions, HB 559 would strengthen Ohio’s “I’m Sorry” law, which is a major priority for the Chapter and would promote honest and open communication between physicians and patients. After an adverse medical event, no health care provider should have to consider their own legal protection before reaching out to patients and family members to discuss the case, express sympathy, or even offer comfort and support.
Ohio ACEP has reached out to Rep. Cupp to offer assistance and to indicate our willingness to testify in support of the bill. Stay tuned for updates on HB 559’s progress.