Home Table of Contents

§ 14-508. Lack of medical professional liability insurance; notice requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Physicians (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Miscellaneous Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 14-508
§ 14-508. Lack of medical professional liability insurance; notice requirements
In general
(a) Each licensee practicing medicine in the State shall notify a patient in writing if:
(1) The licensee does not maintain medical professional liability insurance coverage; or
(2) The licensee's medical professional liability insurance coverage has lapsed for any period of time and the licensee's coverage has not been renewed.
Requirements of written notification
(b) The written notification provided to the patient under subsection (a) of this section must be:
(1) Provided:
(i) At the first visit by the patient during any period in which the licensee does not maintain medical professional liability insurance, unless the visit is for the purpose of receiving incidental medical care that will be rendered free of charge; and
(ii) As part of each informed consent obtained before any procedure or operation discussed or offered for the patient's consideration is performed;
(2) Signed by the patient at the time of the patient's visit or the informed consent is signed; and
(3) Retained by the licensee as part of the licensee's patient records.
Posting of information
(c) Each licensee practicing medicine in the State who does not maintain medical professional liability insurance coverage shall post this information in a conspicuous location in the licensee's place of practice.

Credits

Added by Acts 2017, c. 770, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Prior Laws:
Former Health Occupations § 14-508, added as Health Occupations § 14-606 by Acts 1986, c. 667, § 1, renumbered as Health Occupations § 14-508 by Acts 1990, c. 6 , § 11, related to notification of burn injuries, renumbered as Health Occupations § 14-505 by Acts 2002, c. 158, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 14-508, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 14-508
Current through legislation effective May 13, 2019, from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
End of Document© 2019 Thomson Reuters. No claim to original U.S. Government Works.