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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLV
TORTS
Chapter 766
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND RELATED MATTERS
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F.S. 766.113
766.113 Settlement agreements; prohibition on restricting disclosure to Division of Medical Quality Assurance.
(1) Each final settlement agreement relating to medical negligence shall include the following statement: “The decision to settle a case may reflect the economic practicalities pertaining to the cost of litigation and is not, alone, an admission that the insured failed to meet the required standard of care applicable to the patient’s treatment. The decision to settle a case may be made by the insurance company without consulting its client for input, unless otherwise provided by the insurance policy.”
(2) A settlement agreement involving a claim for medical negligence shall not prohibit any party to the agreement from discussing with or reporting to the Division of Medical Quality Assurance the events giving rise to the claim.
History.s. 49, ch. 88-277; s. 53, ch. 2003-416.