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Wash. Rev. Code § 18.71.350

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Report of malpractice payments by insurers

A malpractice insurance issuer must submit a report to the board whenever they make a payment in excess of $20,000, on behalf of a physician, as part of a malpractice settlement or award.  The issuer must also submit a report to the board if the negligence or incompetence of a covered physician results in the issuer making three or more claims within a five-year period. Issuers must submit these reports within 60 days of a claim settlement or verdict or else face a fine of up to $250. 

Related Laws: Wash. Rev. Code § 18.57.245

Current as of June 2015