Washington court says no to certificate of merit

April 2010
Healthcare Risk Management;Apr2010, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p40
The article discusses a court case wherein the Supreme Court of Washington state ruled that requiring certificate of merit for a medical malpractice case is unlawful, pointing out that it may not be possible to get the evidence essential to find the required certificate of merit without the assessment of the procedural manuals.


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