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SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Ohio legislature returns
The Ohio General Assembly has reconvened.  Session is scheduled to extend into mid-December.   Here are some of the bills on which OAJ is advocating.

  • Renames BWC and deducts PTD award from retirement benefits (HB 269) – in House insurance committee
     
  • Creates new sub-category of self-insured employers (HB 268) – in House insurance committee
     
  • Gives hospital control of patient records (HB 172) – in House health committee
     
  • Cap on damages does not apply to rape, sexual assault victims (HB 20) – in House government accountability & oversight committee
     
  • Rewrites Ohio structured settlement law (HB 223) – passed House; in Senate judiciary committee
     
  • Police crash reports not to be used for solicitations (SB 148 and HB 331) – in Senate local government, public safety & veteran affairs committee
  • Requires notice to business alleging ADA violation (HB 271) – in House civil justice committee

Supreme Court ruling settles issue found in medical negligence legislation
In Stewart v Vivian, the Court unanimously agreed that Ohio’s “apology statute” shields apologies that include admissions of fault.   OAJ opposes such an expansion from apology to fault being inadmissible in legislation that is now pending in a House committee.  OAJ has other concerns with the bill, such as elimination of loss of chance and wiping out any ability to name additional defendants after 180 days.

Click to link to Sub HB 7 which is the version now before the House Civil Justice Committee

Click here to link to CNO news: Admissions of Fault when Coupled with Apologies Cannot Be Used in Lawsuits

Immunity for volunteer surgeons
Legislation has been introduced granting civil immunity to doctors and other health care providers who treat indigent, uninsured patients for free.  Current law grants doctors with immunity for treating indigent, uninsured patients at certified free health clinics.  The immunity applies only to office-based treatment or services, not surgery that involves general anesthesia, which this bill allows.  OAJ opposes the bill.  It has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Click here to link to SB 177

Registration for the 2017 Trucking Litigation Seminar and Case Framing with Mark Mandell ends soon!
Registration for our upcoming one day CLE programs ends next Wednesday, September 20th. Walk-in registrations will be welcome for both seminars. Click here to view more information about each seminar and to register.

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