Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 1215 - Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Mar 28, 2017 6:38 PM

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Cohen (TN)

#2

Exempts from the bill lawsuits concerning foreign objects being left inside a patient or the performance of a wrong-patient or wrong-site surgery.

Dent (PA)

#1

Provides temporary liability protections to physicians, emergency and on-call specialists, who perform medical services mandated by the federal EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) law.

Fitzpatrick (PA)

#3

Declares that an action for damages or a person's liability under state law is not affected by the federal prohibition on state or local requirements regarding medical devices. Retroactively effective and applies to pending civil actions.

Fitzpatrick (PA)

#4

REVISED Removes product liability for a health care provider under the statute if the health care provider does not report to the Food and Drug Administration about significant adverse experiences (death or serious illness/injury) caused by class II or class III medical devices

Nadler (NY)

#5

Increases the bill's $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages to $1,128,000 to reflect the cost of inflation since 1975, and would index the cap for inflation going forward.