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AANS and CNS Urge Congress to Adopt COVID-19-Related Liability Protections

The AANS and the CNS, as leaders of the Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA), are advocating for a range of medical liability protections for physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 12, HCLA submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held a hearing titled, “Examining Liability during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The statement points out that because nonemergent surgical procedures have been delayed, curtailed or postponed altogether, and physicians are providing care outside of their usual practice area or specialty, these, and other unavoidable situations, pose substantial liability risks.

Click here to read the HCLA statement and here for a fact sheet about this issue.