2022 Georgia Code
Title 9 - Civil Practice
Chapter 3 - Limitations of Actions
Article 4 - Limitations for Malpractice Actions
§ 9-3-70. “Action for Medical Malpractice” Defined

Universal Citation: GA Code § 9-3-70 (2022)

As used in this article, the term “action for medical malpractice” means any claim for damages resulting from the death of or injury to any person arising out of:

  1. Health, medical, dental, or surgical service, diagnosis, prescription, treatment, or care rendered by a person authorized by law to perform such service or by any person acting under the supervision and control of the lawfully authorized person; or
  2. Care or service rendered by any public or private hospital, nursing home, clinic, hospital authority, facility, or institution, or by any officer, agent, or employee thereof acting within the scope of his employment.

History. Code 1933, § 3-1101, enacted by Ga. L. 1976, p. 1363, § 1.

Law reviews.

For annual survey on torts, see 36 Mercer L. Rev. 327 (1984).

For note, “You Can’t Get There from Here — Questioning the Erosion of ERISA Preemption in Medical Malpractice Actions Against HMOs,” see 30 Ga. L. Rev. 1023 (1996).

For article, “State of Emergency: Why Georgia’s Standard of Care in Emergency Rooms is Harmful to Your Health,” see 45 Ga. L. Rev. 275 (2010).

For article, “When Do State Laws Determine ERISA Plan Benefit Rights?,” see 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 145 (2014).

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