Characterizing the bill as inadquately providing for patient protection, Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana has vetoed a medical malpractice bill that had received overwhelming support from Republican leadership. The bill would have have made doctors exempt from civil medical malpractice lawsuits in cases where doctors provided a reason for not ordering a medical test.
Gov. Schweitzer wrote in his veto letter, ” “I issue this veto because I do not believe this bizarre, self-aggrandizing standard established in this bill provides adequate patient protection.”
Good for Gov. Schweitzer. Patient protection and their rights should be the most important issue in deciding any healthcare issue.
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