H.R. 5690 (111th): Meaningful End to Defensive Medicine & Aimless Lawsuits (MedMal) Act of 2010


Jul 1, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 1, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Phil Gingrey

Representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 1, 2010
Length: 26 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/1/2010--Introduced.Meaningful End to Defensive Medicine & Aimless Lawsuits (MedMal) Act of 2010 - Sets forth provisions regulating lawsuits for health care liability claims related to the provision of health care ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 1, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5690”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


29 cosponsors (29R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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