Patients' Right to Know About Adverse Medical Incidents
03-07

Reference:
Article X, Section 22

Summary:
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Current Florida law restricts information available to patients related to investigations of adverse medical incidents, such as medical malpractice. This amendment would give patients the right to review, upon request, records of health care facilities' or providers' adverse medical incidents, including those which could cause injury or death. Provides that patients' identities should not be disclosed.

Sponsor:
Floridians for Patient Protection
218 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301-
(850) 877-0450
  Contact: Debra Henley, Chairperson

Signatures: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 48,869 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 488,722 
 ** Number currently valid: 519,838 
(View By District by County)

Status: Passed
Approval Date: 04/01/2003 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 04/22/2004 
Attorney General: 04/23/2004 
Sent to Supreme Court: 05/11/2004 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 07/15/2004 
Made Ballot: 07/29/2004 
Ballot Number: 7  
Election Date: 11/02/2004 
 Votes For: 5,849,125   
 Votes Against: 1,358,183   




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