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A04381 Summary:

SPONSORSchimminger (MS)
COSPNSRMagee, Reilly, Tobacco, Kolb, Rivera P
MLTSPNSRBarclay, Castelli, Crouch, Galef, Hawley, Miller D, Miller J, Palmesano
Amd SS3012-a, 1600, 1601 & 3101, add Art 50-C SS5051 & 5052, rpld S3101 sub (d) 1 sub (ii), CPLR
Enacts the "medical liability reform act"; requires attorney for plaintiff in a medical, dental or podiatric malpractice case to include with the certificate of merit, an affidavit of an appropriate medical professional licensed in this state stating that there is a reasonable basis for such malpractice action; failure to file will result in dismissal; modifies limited liability of persons jointly liable; limits noneconomic damages in such causes of action to $250,000; requires enhanced and comprehensive disclosure of expert witnesses to be used by any party in medical, dental and podiatric malpractice cases.
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