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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Monday, November 15, 2004

Florida's "Three Strikes" Law on Hold

As noted here on Nov. 13, Florida voters recently approved a constitutional amendment that would result in the loss of a medical license if a physician were found to have committed three acts of medical malpractice.  According to an Associated Press article filed this afternoon on the web page of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Circuit Judge Janet Ferris has enjoined the new law from going into effect until the legislature has an opportunity to enact legislation clarifying such questions as whether the "three strikes" rule applies retroactively.

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The amendment lets a jury decide
the future of a doctors license. This is
a group of people with less than a high
school education trying to digest complex
medical inform. The system is flawed.
There are many doctors who should not be
practicing but this is not the way to
deal with them.

Posted by: David Tuckman MD | Nov 25, 2004 7:55:01 AM

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