Several bills have been introduced in the 2023 New Mexico Legislature to deal with the State’s doctor shortage and medical malpractice law. SB 296 is a bipartisan effort along those lines and it will be heard on Thursday afternoon (March 2) in Senate Tax, Business and Transportation Committee.
The bill proposes to amend the Medical Malpractice Act to limit the recovery for claims against outpatient healthcare facilities that are not majority-owned or -controlled by a hospital at $750 thousand per occurrence, with annual consumer price index (CPI) adjustments.
You can contact your legislators on the Committee via the email addresses listed below:
One Reply to “SB 296 (to be heard Thursday afternoon) gives Legislature another “bite at the apple” to attract doctors to NM”
I had to leave the state to get a fairly simple back procedure because there was not a Nuerosurgeon here that could do it. In NM. I have only been able to see Nurse Practitioners because Docs are so sparse. People are going to Pain clinics and alternative medicine which is expensive and inadequate because there are not enough doctors . Do something to attract more doctors! If I had known how inadequate medical services are here I would not have moved to this state!