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Tenn. Code Ann. § 56-3-111 - Reporting Requirements for Medical Malpractice Insurers for Settlements or Judgments in Malpractice Claims

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Medical malpractice insurers are required to report to the appropriate licensing board any settlement of a claim of judgment of $5,000 or more arising out of a claim of negligence of malpractice against a physician within 30 days.  The report must contain the following information:

  1. Name and address of the licensed physician;
  2. Name and address of the plaintiff;
  3. Name of the patient if different than the plaintiff;
  4. Name and location of the court where the claim was filed;
  5. The amount of the judgment or settlement;
  6. Identity of the insurance company and person filling out the form.

These reports are confidential and not open to the public, and must be sealed.  The reports may not be used in legal proceedings, but they may be used to satisfy the requirements of the Health Care Consumer Right to Know Act.  Insurance companies may not be held liable for disclosing information under this law as long as the report remains confidential. 

Related Laws:  T.C.A. §63-51-105


Current as of June 2015