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Expert Group to review the law of torts and the current systems for the management of clinical negligence claims - Terms of Reference

Creator:

Department of Health (Ireland)

Subject Keywords: health, population, ireland, government
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Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

The Programme for Partnership Government stated â?owe will tackle the rising cost of claims by establishing an expert group to report within 6 months on options for reforming the law of torts and the current claims process, particularly when it comes to birth injuries and catastrophic injuries, and injuries that can result from vaccination.â?

Cognisant of the broad range of initiatives undertaken by the Minister for Justice and Equality on tort reform, the Minister for Health and the Minister for Justice and Equality, in association with the Minister for Finance will establish an Expert Group to review current systems for the management of clinical negligence claims. This Group will examine tort law as it currently applies to personal injuries arising in the healthcare context and consider options for reform of relevant tort law. It will also examine whether clinical claims management systems are adequate and whether there may be an alternative mechanism by which claims could be managed and determined more efficiently and effectively from the perspective of the person who has made the claim and the culture of patient safety.

Read the Terms of Reference of the Expert Group here.

Date:

09/07/2018

DOI:

10.14655/11971-1211932

Rights: Department of Health (Ireland)
Suggested citation:

Department of Health (Ireland). (2018) Expert Group to review the law of torts and the current systems for the management of clinical negligence claims - Terms of Reference [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1211932 [Accessed: 24th August 2019].

  

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