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Relating to service of expert reports for health care liability claims.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 232 would create timing requirements for the service of an expert report by a claimant in a health care liability claim. Claimants would be permitted to file a motion for a court to make a preliminary determination as to whether or not they are required to serve the expert reports. If the court does not make this determination within 90 days of the motion being filed, it would have to automatically determine that the claim is a health care liability claim. Parties would be able to appeal these preliminary determinations.
Texas Action is neutral on SB 232 as it does not touch directly upon any of our Liberty Principles.