WPR News
10:15 am
Mon November 15, 2004

November Vote Might See Old Law Coming Back

Cody, WY – The medical errors review panel voters approved by supporting Amendment C will take form over the next two months. Joint Judiciary Committee Co-chairman Colin Simpson says it could be smilar to a panel that existed in the 1980's to weed out frivolous malpactice cases. Simpson says he definitely wants to stay away from running a mini-trial with that panel. The old panel had two doctors, two lawyers and a lay person deciding the cases. Simpson says he'd like to hear from those that were on the panel or those that had worked with the panel to gather their opinions. The 1980's panel was disbanded after it was found to be unconstitutional. The approval of Amendment C now makes it constitutional to put a review panel back in place.