What Is The Patient Compensation Fund?

The Indiana Medical Malpractice Act establishes a Patient Compensation Fund that functions as a system of excess insurance for health care providers. A qualified provider establishes financial responsibility by purchasing malpractice liability insurance. Effective July 1, 1999, required limits for physicians and hospitals are $250,000 per occurrence. The maximum liability of a qualified provider for an occurrence is limited to the amount of required insurance. The Patient Compensation Fund is liable for the excess over what is owed by all the qualified providers, up to an overall damage cap.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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