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Recent Reforms Enacted (since 2003) None
Emergency Care Provision None
Reform Elements In Law $600K Total Cap except medical costs
Joint Liability
Periodic Payments
Pre-Trial Screening
Patient Compensation
Fund (pays damages over $200K)
Constitutional Status of Reforms Information not available.
Change in Insurance Rates AMA reports at least one insurer raised rates as much as 0 to 25% in 2004.
Insurance Availability Information not available.
Change in Physician Availability Information not available.
Change in Cases Filed/Awards 73 paid claims in 2003 or 16.3 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians. US avg. was 18.8 per 1000. 135 paid claims in 2005 or 29.7 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians. US avg. was 17.1 per 1000. (Kaiser) 90 total number of paid claims for 2006 or 16.7 per 1,000 active, non-federal physicians. 106 paid claims in 2007.
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