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ACS State Legislative Update - October 27, 2023

November 01, 2023 12:11 PM | Anonymous

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Arnold Baskies (NJ); Ali Kasraeian (FL); Kevin Koo (MN); and Kelly Swords (CA). The Workgroup will play a critical role in identifying state advocacy priorities, setting new policy objectives, and evaluating state advocacy grant applications among other duties.


  • Trauma System Funding & Development
  • Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Testing
  • Insurance & Administrative Burden
  • Professional Liability
  • Criminalization of Physician Care
  • Access to Surgical Care
  • Health Equity

10 Most Frequent Malpractice Allegations
Beckers provided the most common reasons physicians face professional liability allegations, according to Medscape’s 2023 “Physicians and Malpractice Report.”

1.     Failure to diagnose or a delay in diagnosis: 35% 
2.     Complications from treatment or surgery: 27% 
3.     Failure to treat or delayed treatment: 22% 
4.     Poor outcome or disease progression: 20% 
5.     Wrongful death: 15% 
6.     Patient suffered an abnormal injury: 10% 
7.     Errors in medication administration: 3% 
8.     Improperly obtained or lack of informed consent: 3% 
9.     Failure to follow safety procedures: 2% 
10.  Poor documentation of patient instruction and education: 2%


To view a complete list of bills ACS State Affairs is tracking, visit our online State Legislative Tracker.


A 8117 – Licensure

Introduced by Assemblymember Michaelle Solages (D), A 8117 provides for a $2,000 fine and license suspension if they fail to disclose their probationary status; the cause of the probation; the length of the probation and the end date; any practice restrictions placed on the licensee; and the address and telephone number of the licensee’s state board. The bill was introduced and referred to the Assembly Higher Education Committee.

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