Tort Reform Proposal Revisited

Casper, WY – The Wyoming Governor's office is checking around the state to see if there is a change in attitudes toward capping medical malpractice awards. This year, the legislature voted down a proposal to change the constitution and allow damage caps to be put on in the future. Governor Freudenthal could call a special legislative session this summer to take up the issue, but Wyoming Healthcare Commission Chair Chris Muirhead says it would have to be done by August 9th. He says there are certain procedures to follow since a proposal to change the constitution can only appear on the ballot every two years. There's no word if Wyoming lawmakers would change their votes.