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H.R. 4750 (113th): Standard of Care Protection Act of 2014


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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 May 28, 2014.


Standard of Care Protection Act of 2014 - Provides that the development, recognition, or implementation of any guideline or other standard under any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care-related parts of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, or titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act shall not be construed to: (1) establish the standard or duty of care owed by a health care provider to a patient in any medical malpractice or medical product liability action or claim, or (2) preempt any standard or duty of care established under state or common law.

Prohibits such health care provisions from being construed to preempt any state or common law governing medical professional or medical product liability actions or claims.