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Maryland House Bill 606

August 5, 2020

This bill, entitled Patient Safety Early Intervention Programs, effective as of October 1, 2016, allows hospitals, related institutions, and insurers to establish patient safety early intervention programs to respond to adverse medical events. It provides that statements, such as offers of compensation and apologies, made by someone during a discussion held in accordance with a patient safety early intervention program, is inadmissible as specified evidence in a health care malpractice proceeding or civil action.