2021 Colorado Code
Title 13 - Courts and Court Procedure
Article 64 - Health Care Availability Act
Part 3 - Financial Liability Requirements - Limitations
§ 13-64-303. Judgments and Settlements - Reported - Penalties

Universal Citation: CO Code § 13-64-303 (2021)

Any final judgment, settlement, or arbitration award against any health-care professional or health-care institution for medical malpractice shall be reported within fourteen days by the professional's or institution's medical malpractice insurance carrier in accordance with section 10-1-120 , 10-1-120 .5, 10-1-121 , 10-1-124 , 10-1-125 , 10-1-125 .3, or 10-1-125.7 , or by the professional or institution if there is no commercial medical malpractice insurance coverage to the licensing agency of the health-care professional or health-care institution for review, investigation, and, where appropriate, disciplinary or other action. Any health-care professional, health-care institution, or insurance carrier that knowingly fails to report as required by this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars. Such penalty shall be determined and collected by the district court in the city and county of Denver. All penalties collected pursuant to this section shall be transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall credit the same to the general fund.

History. Source: L. 88: Entire article added, p. 619, § 1, effective July 1. L. 2003: Entire section amended, p. 623, § 38, effective July 1. L. 2020: Entire section amended,(HB 20-1216), ch. 190, p. 867, § 8, effective July 1; entire section amended,(HB 20-1219), ch. 300, p. 1498, § 9, effective September 1. L. 2021: Entire section amended,(SB 21-094), ch. 314, p. 1944, § 33, effective September 1.

Editor's note:

Amendments to this section by HB 20-1216 and HB 20-1219 were harmonized.

Cross references:

For the legislative declaration in HB 20-1216, see section 1 of chapter 190, Session Laws of Colorado 2020.

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