2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41 - Torts
Article 5 - Medical Malpractice Act
Section 41-5-8 - Medical benefits prior to judgment.

NM Stat § 41-5-8 (2016) What's This?

41-5-8. Medical benefits prior to judgment.

A health care provider named as a defendant in a malpractice claim, or named as a respondent in a proceeding before the medical review commission created in the Medical Malpractice Act, shall have the option of paying for the patient's medical care and related benefits at any time prior to the entry of a judgment. Except as provided in Section 11 [41-5-11 NMSA 1978] of the Medical Malpractice Act, evidence of a health care provider's payment for such benefits shall not be admissible in the trial of the malpractice claim brought against it.

History: 1953 Comp., 58-33-8, enacted by Laws 1976, ch. 2, 8.

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