HARRISBURG REGIONAL CHAMBER SUBMITS COMMENTS TO THE CIVIL PROCEDURAL RULES COMMITTEE

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber has submitted comments to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee in opposition of the Committee’s recent proposal to repeal Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 1006 and the current rule that prevents venue shopping in medical malpractice cases.

The overhaul of the rule would only lead to higher costs of healthcare for Pennsylvania citizens, while driving doctors out of their practices or even the Commonwealth due to the high cost of medical malpractice insurance premiums.

While the Chamber is appreciative that the Court has decided to wait in acting until receiving the report from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee on this issue, the Chamber encourages the Court to consider the immense consequences of repealing the medical malpractice venue rule.

In addition to submitting individual comments, the Chamber also voiced concerns through a position statement with its regional counterparts from Lancaster, York, Greater Reading, and Lebanon.

Find the position statements and full comments HERE and HERE.