Protect Patients Now Needs Your Help to Protect Patients, Healthcare Providers on Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic.

April 14, 2020 by matray

The following is a Legislative Alert from Protect Patients Now:

Protect Patients Now needs your help to protect patients and the healthcare providers that are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthcare professionals and facilities are facing challenges, unlike anything in our modern medical history. They put themselves at risk each day while facing workforce shortages, inadequate safety supplies, and insufficient information or changing guidance from federal, state, and local government officials. Despite this, they continue to go above and beyond, doing everything possible to treat the sick and bring comfort to others, often without regard to their own personal wellbeing.

At the same time our healthcare professionals and facilities are answering the call to service, they are simultaneously threatened with future lawsuits based on circumstances that were beyond their control.

That’s why Congress must now act to provide them relief from the threat of lawsuits. Taking action to protect these professionals and facilities, as well as the patients they serve, is in the Nation’s best interest.

But we need your help! Please take a moment to urge members of Congress to follow the lead of several states, and immediately adopt legislation that provides health care professionals and facilities ​civil liability immunity ​for their good faith efforts to treat patients during the COVID-19 response.

Action at the federal level would provide a uniform level of protection and avoid the situation whereby a patchwork of liability laws across the country would lead to unequal treatment of our frontline healthcare providers and facilities during this national crisis.

Patients and physicians can click the links below to let their members of Congress — in both the House and the Senate — know how important it is to preserve continued access to medical care during this unprecedented time. This will allow healthcare providers and facilities to focus on the task at hand of helping those affected by the outbreak without having to worry about the threat of lawsuits.

Thank you for your continued support of medical liability reform.

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