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Monday, November 17, 2008

TEXANS’ LIABILITY PLAN ADOPTED

The Texas proposal to ensure that liability protection (PDF) for physicians is equal to what may be offered to drug or medical device manufacturers won unanimous approval from the American Medical Association House of Delegates. “The purpose of the resolution is to make sure that AMA policy is to stand strong for physicians,” said Beaumont orthopedic surgeon David Teuscher, MD, who helped write the resolution in response to two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases. “All we’re asking for is fair and equal treatment, and we’re standing up for the physicians of Texas and the physicians of America.” Meeting in Orlando, the AMA house moved through nearly 130 reports and resolutions in record time, closing its deliberations a day early.

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