SB 0171 Establishes "whistleblower" protection for health care professionals
LR Number:S0660.01I Fiscal Note:0660-01
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:02/08/99 - Hearing Conducted S Public Health & Welfare Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 171 - This act bans contractual provisions that limit the ability of a health professional to reveal violations of law or rule or revealing mismanagement to a public agency. There is a rebuttable presumption that the defendant committed the violation/mismanagement and a court may award the winning plaintiff up to twice the actual damages and attorney fees. Entities may not discipline a health care provider, including non-renewal of a contract, for disclosing information pursuant to this act.