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H.R. 1473 (113th): Standard of Care Protection Act of 2013

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 10, 2013.

Standard of Care Protection Act of 2013 - Declares that the development, recognition, or implementation of any guideline or other standard under any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or titles XVIII (Medicare) or XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act shall not be construed to establish the standard of care or duty of care owed by a health care provider to a patient in any medical malpractice case.

Declares also that no provision of PPACA or amendments made by it shall be construed to preempt any state law governing medical professional liability cases.