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2012 Florida Statutes

SECTION 316
Notice to obstetrical patients of participation in the plan.
F.S. 766.316
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.