2016 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 7 - Particular Proceedings and Remedies
Chapter 114 - Malpractice Actions
Subchapter 2 - -- Actions for Medical Injury
§ 16-114-207. Expert witnesses

AR Code § 16-114-207 (2016) What's This?

In any action for medical injury:

(1) Rule 702 of the Uniform Rules of Evidence [repealed] shall govern the qualifications of expert witnesses;

(2) No witness whose compensation for his or her services is in any way dependent on the outcome of the case shall be permitted to give expert testimony; and

(3) No medical care provider shall be required to give expert opinion testimony against himself or herself as to any of the matters set forth in § 16-114-206 at a trial. However, this shall not apply to discovery. Discovery information can be used at a trial as in other lawsuits.

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