21-25B ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS RELATING TO MEDICAL SERVICES
ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS RELATING TO MEDICAL SERVICES
Services covered by arbitration agreements between hospitals or physicians and
patients--Termination as to future services--Effect.
Parents and fiduciaries authorized to enter arbitration agreements on behalf of others--Nonliability.
Warning clause required in arbitration agreement.
Health care services arbitration panel created--Composition--Terms--Selection--Replacements.
Health care services arbitration account created--Payment required of claimant prior
to commencement of arbitration action--Credit to account.
Institution of claim--Written statement and receipt--Contents of statement.
Joinder of subrogee--Segregation of damages or costs.
Time for commencement of claims--Time for commencement of action in circuit
Claimant bound by arbitration agreement when claim is filed--Defendant bound after
Appointment of arbitration officer--Qualifications--Filing of papers with officer.
Duties of arbitration officer.
Service of claim on defendant--Defendant's statement submitted to arbitration
officer--Copy to claimant.
Three-member panel selected for small claims--Selection process.
Five-member panel for large claims--Selection process.
Five-member panel for multiple parties--Selection process.
Striking selections for five-member panel.
Refusal to serve as panel member or arbitration officer--Withdrawal after agreement
Continuation of panel member's service until determination of existing controversy.
Disability or disqualification of panel member--Petition for court-appointed
replacement--Prior exhibits and testimony available--Recommendation by originally
Panel members to receive copies of statements.
Two-stage hearings--Waiting period between stages.
Transcription of hearing--Expert witnesses--Expenses of panel members.
Discovery procedures--Evidence--Privilege and confidentiality--Hearings closed to
Records and files of panel closed to public until judgment--Court order for
disclosure--Record filed with clerk of courts.
Per diem and expenses of panel members--Compensation of arbitration officer--Payments from health care services arbitration account.
Immunity of panel members and arbitration officers for official actions or