Vermont House Bill 663 would modify current law to follow a national trend of special medical malpractice statutes that require the arbitration of such claims, as well as following a similar trend to limit noneconomic and non-pecuniary damage recovery.' Arbitration for medical malpractice claims has been allowed under state law for more than thirty years. The bill, sponsored by nine members of the General Assembly, sought to amend the "Voluntary Arbitration Chapter," chapter 215 (§§ 7001-7009) and add a provision to section 1913 of Vermont Statute Title 12.



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