April 27, 2010, Introduced by Reps. Marleau, Schuitmaker, Hansen, Hildenbrand, Pavlov, Meekhof, Booher, Rick Jones, Proos and Calley and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled
"Revised judicature act of 1961,"
(MCL 600.101 to 600.9947) by adding section 2155.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 2155. (1) A statement, writing, or action that expresses
sympathy, compassion, commiseration, or a general sense of
benevolence relating to the pain, suffering, or death of an
individual and that is made to that individual or to the
individual's family is inadmissible as evidence of an admission of
liability in an action for medical malpractice.
(2) This section does not apply to a statement of fault,
negligence, or culpable conduct that is part of or made in addition
to a statement, writing, or action described in subsection (1).
(3) As used in this section, "family" means spouse, parent,
grandparent, stepmother, stepfather, child, adopted child,
grandchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, father-in-
law, or mother-in-law.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act applies only to civil
actions filed on or after the effective date of this amendatory