House File 1514 addresses medical malpractice insurance and defensive medical costs by placing a $1,000,000 ceiling on non-economic damages for doctors who specialize in the practice of neurology or neurosurgery.
This Act is one of eight proposals introduced during the regular session of 2009 designed to address the increasingly problematic medical environment in Hawaii. Collectively, these eight measures shall be known as the "Hawaii doctor recruitment and retention action plan of 2009".
This legislation passed through the Hawaii House of Representatives on March 10 and has now been referred to the Hawaii State Senate.
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