2008 Senate Bill 137 - Introduced

State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-THIRD SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2008  

481P0566   SENATE BILL   NO.   137  

Introduced by:     Senators Knudson, Hansen (Tom), Hauge, Hunhoff, and Olson (Ed) and Representatives Peters, Deadrick, Dykstra, Van Etten, and Willadsen
 

         FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to  identify medical expenses recoverable in personal injury actions.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
     Section 1.  That chapter 21-3 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
     In any action for damages for personal injury or death under the laws of this state, whether taken through the court system or by binding arbitration, the damages that may be awarded for medical expenses are limited to the amounts actually paid by, or on behalf of, the plaintiff. Any amounts reduced or cancelled pursuant to agreements between health care providers and private insurers, government programs, or patients are not recoverable.


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