2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 40 — Public health and safety
RS 40:1299.37 — State hospitals; medical malpractice coverage


LA Rev Stat § 40:1299.37 What's This?

PART XX. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE COVERAGE

§1299.37. State hospitals; medical malpractice coverage

Each state owned or state operated hospital in Louisiana may provide medical malpractice coverage to medical doctors, dentists and professional nurses who are employed by such hospital or who donate services free of charge to such hospital or who have personal services contracts with such hospital to provide medical services. Such coverage shall only apply to those claims arising from services rendered by such medical doctors, dentists or professional nurses as a direct result of such employment, donation of services or contract for services. For the purposes of this Part the term "medical doctor" shall mean any person holding a valid certificate to practice medicine issued pursuant to R.S. 37:1273; the term "dentist" shall mean any person holding a valid certificate to practice dentistry issued pursuant to R.S. 37:751 through R.S. 37:763; the term "professional nurse" shall mean any person holding a valid certificate to practice nursing pursuant to R.S. 37:921, R.S. 37:971 or R.S. 37:972.

Added by Acts 1975, No. 477, §1.

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