MAG one of 100+ groups urging Congress to include liability protections in next COVID package

The Medical Association of Georgia is one of more than 100 physicians’ advocacy organizations that signed a letter that was sent to congressional leaders to urge them to include the “targeted and limited liability protections provisions” that are included in the bipartisan ‘Coronavirus Provider Protection Act’ (H.R. 7059) in the next COVID-19 relief package.

The letter stresses that “physicians face the threat of costly and emotionally draining medical liability lawsuits due to circumstances that are beyond their control.”

It concludes by urging “Congress to consider targeted and limited liability protections for physicians, other health care professionals, and the facilities in which they practice as they continue their efforts to treat COVID-19 under unprecedented conditions.”

Letter to congressional leaders