Sample Testimony

Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP submitted extensive testimony to a North Carolina legislative task force that was established to study the liability problem and possible solutions in the state. Dr. Bitterman's testimony includes a wealth of information on the impact of the liability crisis on access to emergency care in general and the delivery of emergency medical services in North Carolina.
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Prior to enacting liability reform in the state of Florida in 2003, Governor Jeb Bush created a task force to study the liability problem and investigate possible solutions. The Florida College of Emergency Physicians submitted comments to ensure that the task force considered the need to take steps to protect access to emergency care.
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In 2009, Ohio ACEP members testified in support of legislation that would enact special liability protection for emergency care providers by increasing the standard of negligence to "willful and wanton" misconduct. This is a compilation of the chapter members' testimony before Ohio legislative bodies.   
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