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  • May 28, 2019

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  • Good Samaritan Bill Reintroduced in U.S. Senate

    government building with american flagLast week, Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Angus King, Jr. (I-ME) introduced S.1350, the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2019. The legislation would provide limited medical liability protections for medical volunteers who respond to federally declared disasters.

    The bill is virtually identical to legislation that was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee last year following extensive negotiations with committee Democrats and the American Association of Justice (formerly known as the American Trial Lawyers Association). The MPL Association, which represents medical liability insurers, and other proponents of the bill will continue to build bipartisan support in Congress and plan to reach out to key committee members in the Senate to pave a path forward for the bill.

  • Did You Know ISMIE Indemnity Offers a Convenient One-Stop Shop for All Your Essential Facilities Liability Coverage?

    Doctors in arms crossed poseISMIE has been providing customized medical liability coverage to physicians and other medical professionals for more than 40 years.

    But did you know we also provide essential protection to support growing practices and next-generation treatment centers in Illinois and around the country?

    As medicine evolves, ISMIE delivers. As your insurance needs expand, ISMIE Indemnity can offer policies which include professional liability, general liability, employee benefits, and excess/umbrella coverage. This includes coverage for multi-specialty and multi-state physician groups along with facility based policies including ambulatory surgical centers, urgent care and walk-in clinics, cancer treatment centers and radiology and imaging centers.

    To learn more, we encourage you to contact ISMIE’s network of  contracted brokers or reach out to ISMIE underwriting at 800-782-4767 or by email

  • June 18 Live Event: How to Reduce Liability Risk When Handling Potentially Contentious Patient Requests

    physician speaking to a patientPatients and families often come to the medical encounter with preferences – and sometimes demands – regarding medications, tests, referrals and other procedures that they need or want. 

    If patients do not believe that the medical team’s alternative to their own preference is an effective and safe option, the likelihood of dissatisfaction, conflict and nonadherence climbs quickly.

    It’s no surprise, then, that these interactions can help pave the way toward a professional liability lawsuit, particularly in the face of a disappointing outcome. 

    Attend ISMIE’s live seminar, Beyond the Basics: Advanced Communications for Physicians and Other Clinicians on June 18 from 9 a.m. to noon in Chicago. The seminar will cover how to reach a mutually agreed-upon treatment plan when fielding potentially contentious patient requests.

    Register today! 

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