SB 1028: A Solution in Search of a Problem
SB 1028 would extend the statute of limitations for an injured minor to bring a negligence action to one year after the minor attains the age of majority.
CSMS strongly opposes this bill.
The bill’s proponents have provided zero evidence that potential claims are going undetected or undiscovered under the current statute of limitations.
The bill would drive up the cost of healthcare, without improving the quality of care or increasing patient access to care.
These coalition members have provided support to the No To 1028 campaign:
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, CT Chapter
- American Academy of Pediatrics, CT Chapter
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, CT Chapter
- CT Academy of Family Physicians
- CT Academy of Physician Assistants
- CT College of Emergency Physicians
- CT Dermatology Society
- CT ENT Society
- CT Medical Group Management Association
- CT Orthopaedic Society
- CT Psychiatric Society
- CT Society of Eye Physicians
- CT Society of Urology
- David Emmel, MD
- Radiology Society of Connecticut
- Women’s Health Connecticut
- Hartford County Medical Association
- Middlesex County Medical Association
- New Haven County Medical Association
- New London County Medical Association
- Tolland County Medical Association
- Windham County Medical Association
The coalition against SB 1028 was recently joined by other state and national healthcare stakeholders in sending a letter opposing SB 1028 to the Connecticut State Senate.