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REYNOLDS SIGNS MALPRACTICE DAMAGE LIMIT BILL INTO LAW

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IOWA GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS HAS SIGNED HOUSE FILE 161 INTO LAW, WHICH IS A BILL TO CREATE A CAP ON NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES IN CASES REGARDING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.

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SUPPORTERS SAY THE LEGISLATION BALANCES THE NEEDS OF INJURED PATIENTS WITH THE NEEDS OF ALL IOWANS TO HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE.

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UNDER THE NEW GUIDELINES, THOSE NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS AGAINST HOSPITALS WOULD BE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

FOR CLINICS, NURSING HOMES AND INDIVIDUAL PHYSICIANS THE CAP WOULD BE ONE MILLION.