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This is the 2011 version of the statute, and it is offered for general information purposes.  This statute should not be relied on without reviewing your legal situation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, and making sure you are using the appropriate version of the relevant statute for your case.  The provisions applicable to your potential claim may or may not be the version that was in effect at the time of the child's birth, because some changes to the statute have been made retroactive, and other changes have not.  Other statutes and other case law interpreting or applying these statutes may also apply to your case. 

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766.316 Notice to obstetrical patients of participation in the plan.--

Each hospital with a participating physician on its staff and each participating physician, other than residents, assistant residents, and interns deemed to be participating physicians under s. 766.314(4)(c), under the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan shall provide notice to the obstetrical patients as to the limited no-fault alternative for birth-related neurological injuries. Such notice shall be provided on forms furnished by the association and shall include a clear and concise explanation of a patient's rights and limitations under the plan. The hospital or the participating physician may elect to have the patient sign a form acknowledging receipt of the notice form. Signature of the patient acknowledging receipt of the notice form raises a rebuttable presumption that the notice requirements of this section have been met. Notice need not be given to a patient when the patient has an emergency medical condition as defined in s. 395.002(8)(b) or when notice is not practicable.

History.--s. 75, ch. 88-1; s. 8, ch. 89-186; s. 4, ch. 98-113; s. 91, ch. 99-3; s. 205, ch. 2007-230.

 


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