One Medical Malpractice Bill Passes Both House/Senate

Cheyenne, WY – The last major medical malpractice bill standing in the Legislature passed the Wyoming Senate Wednesday. When the 2004 Session started, those interested in trying to reign in rising medical malpractice insurance costs had hoped for an array of solutions. But Suzy Wacker of the Wyoming Medical Society says unfortunately just this single one is left. The measure tries to make a medical review panel constitutional and Wacker says it could provide some relief. But for it to be adopted, it must first be approved by the voters. Senators removed an amendment that added some other ballot questions for voters, due to fear that they would kill all the bills.