How Three Bills Proposed at the 2021 Legislative Session Could Impact Physician Liability in New York

MLMIC’s The Albany Report offers policyholders a concise, insiders’ view of pending legislative, regulatory and political developments that have an impact on physicians, dentists, hospitals and other healthcare professionals practicing in New York State. The latest edition of MLMIC’s The Albany Report focuses policyholder attention on three bills proposed at the New York 2021 Regular Legislative Session.

Specifically, the June 2021 issue of The Albany Report details these items of interest to the New York State medical professional liability insurance market:

  • that would raise MPL premiums, did not pass either house;
  • Amendments to the current required disclosure of insurance policies in litigation discovery, passed both houses; and
  • Expansion of the General Business Law consumer protection statute, did not pass either house.

The publication also provides insights on a legislative proposal for medical malpractice peer review and quality improvement programs for qualifying medical group practices.

MLMIC is committed to continuing to work with all our healthcare organization partners in developing and advocating for robust legislation that balances the uneven playing field when it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits in New York.

You can access additional details in the June 2021 edition of The Albany Report here.

For over 40 years, MLMIC has been committed to meeting the medical professional liability insurance needs of physicians, dentists, hospitals and other healthcare professionals. As a core part of its mission, MLMIC is, and always has been, a strong advocate for the healthcare community and has effectively lobbied for legislative and regulatory reform to address those issues that continue to impact healthcare professionals. The Albany Report is intended to enhance this advocacy.