PA Dentists Must Now Obtain Malpractice Coverage | TribLIVE | Megan Guza | 7/8/12

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Patients might be surprised to learn that Pennsylvania will require dentists to carry malpractice insurance effective August 2012.

On June 22, 2012, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law a bill making Pennsylvania the 10th state to require dentists to carry malpractice insurance. According to the article, most dentists have malpractice insurance it is  estimated that 5% do not. Under the law, practicing dentists must carry insurance of at least $1 million per claim. The national average of a claim is about $30,000, according to the association.

This is great news considering Pennsylvania’s 2,777 reports of dental malpractice between Sept. 1, 1990, and Dec. 31, 2010 ranked third-highest in the nation during that period. (According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

For full article see: Pennsylvania dentists must now obtain malpractice coverage | TribLIVE by Megan Guza, staff writer for Trib Total Media.


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