2016 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 36. CIVIL REMEDIES AND DEFENSES AND SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS
671. Medical Torts
671-18 Statute of limitations tolled.
§671-18 Statute of limitations tolled. The filing of the inquiry with the medical inquiry and conciliation panel or with an approved or agreed upon alternative dispute resolution provider shall toll any applicable statute of limitations, and the statute of limitations shall remain tolled until sixty days after the termination of the panel or the notification of completion from the approved or agreed upon alternative dispute resolution provider is mailed or delivered to the parties. If panel proceedings are not completed within twelve months, or the alternative dispute resolution process is not completed within twelve months, the statute of limitations shall resume running and the party filing the inquiry may commence a suit based on the circumstances related to the inquiry in any appropriate court of this State. The panel or the approved or agreed upon alternative dispute resolution provider shall notify all parties in writing of this provision. [L 1976, c 219, pt of §2; am L 1980, c 88, §2; am L 2003, c 211, §4; am L 2012, c 296, pt of §4]
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