RS 40:1231.10     

§1231.10. Medical review panel; one panel for state and private claims

            The following provisions shall apply when, for the same injury to or death of a patient, a malpractice claim alleges liability of both a state health care provider under the provisions of this Part and a health care provider under the provisions of Part IV of this Subchapter:

            (1) Unless all parties have agreed otherwise, only one medical review panel shall be convened in such instance to review the claims under this Part and Part IV of this Subchapter.

            (2) The panel shall consist of a single attorney chairperson and three health care providers who hold unlimited licenses to practice their profession in Louisiana.

            (3) The panel shall be considered a joint medical review panel, and its actions shall be deemed to have the same force and effect as if a separate medical review panel had been convened under each of the respective Parts.

            (4) The panel shall be governed by the law applicable under both Parts. In the event of a procedural conflict between the provisions of the Parts, the provisions of R.S. 40:1231.8 shall govern.

            Acts 2004, No. 183, §1, eff. June 10, 2004; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1299.49 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.