Pa. physicians back bill separating licensure from liability requirements
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 22, 2005
The Pennsylvania Medical Society threw its support behind a state bill that proposes to separate a physician's licensure requirements from a minimum required level of medical liability insurance.
Pennsylvania Medical Society President William W. Lander, MD, said a physician's competency should not be tied to a specific minimum level of liability insurance. Physicians in the state are required to carry $1 million worth of coverage or they lose their license.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/08/22/prbf0822.htm.