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      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      House Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMay 6th, 2010

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Official Title

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to clarify that the Act does not affect standards or procedures in medical malpractice actions.


Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to prohibit the development, recognition, or implementation of any guideline or other standard under any provision of PPACA from being construed to establish the standard of care or duty of care owed by health care providers to their patients in any medical malpractice action or claim. Declares that nothing in PPACA shall be construed to modify or impair state law governing legal standards or procedures used in medical malpractice cases, including the authority of a state to make or implement such law.

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