Healthcare Workers Still In Need of Liability Protection

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ATRA voices its support for H.R. 7059, the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act.


Today, the American Tort Reform Association voiced its support for H.R. 7059, the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act, which seeks to provide protection for healthcare workers, as well as the facilities in which they practice, from COVID-19-related liability.

Congressmen Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Lou Correa (D-Calif.) introduced the bipartisan bill late last month to address the serious threat of lawsuits our nation’s healthcare providers face each day as they continue to fight the pandemic. 

ATRA joined the Health Coalition on Liability and Access in submitting a letter of support to the bill’s sponsors and look forward to supporting successful passage of this critical piece of legislation. The letter is available to view on ATRA’s website here.

While the “Good Samaritan” provision included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provided protection for volunteer health care workers, passage of the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act would be a much-needed solution to protecting all healthcare workers on the frontlines amid the pandemic. 

This additional protective measure is an important step toward ensuring that our nation’s brave health care workers are empowered to fight this highly contagious virus to the best of their abilities each day without fear of legal repercussions.

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