Law for Florida Physicians
Duty to Notify Patients
Regulation of Professions and Occupations
Florida Statutes Title XXIX, Chapter 456
1 § 456.0575 – Duty to notify patients.
Every licensed health care practitioner shall inform each patient, or an individual identified pursuant to s. 765.401(1), in person about adverse incidents that result in serious harm to the patient. Notification of outcomes of care that result in harm to the patient under this section shall not constitute an acknowledgment of admission of liability, nor can such notifications be introduced as evidence.
History.--s. 33, ch. 2003-416.
1Note.--Section 86, ch. 2003-416 [PDF, p94], provides that "[i]t is the intent of the Legislature to apply the provisions of this act to prior medical incidents, to the extent such application is not prohibited by the State Constitution or Federal Constitution, except that the changes to chapter 766, Florida Statutes, shall apply only to any medical incident for which a notice of intent to initiate litigation is mailed on or after the effective date of this act."