Florida Medical Malpractice Protection, Amendment 8 (2004)
The amendment was originally proposed as Article X, Section 20, but was renumbered so as to not conflict with another amendment.
|Florida Amendment 8 (2004)|
Results via: the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections
Text of measure
The ballot title read:
|“||Public Protection from Repeated Medical Malpractice||”|
The ballot summary read:
|“||Current law allows medical doctors who have committed repeated malpractice to be licensed to practice medicine in Florida. This amendment prohibits medical doctors who have been found to have committed three or more incidents of medical malpractice from being licensed to practice medicine in Florida.||”|
The fiscal note read:
|“||The direct financial impact on state and local governments resulting from the proposed initiative would be minimal. There will likely be additional costs to the state of less than $1 million per year, but these costs will be offset by licensure fees.||”|
The text of the amendment read:
"Section 20. Prohibition of Medical License After Repeated Medical Malpractice.
Path to the ballot
- The initiative was sponsored by Floridians for Patient Protection.
- The initiative petition required 488,722 signatures and 531,705 were found valid.
State of Florida
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Chief Financial Officer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services | Commissioner of Insurance Regulation | Secretary of Environmental Protection | Director of Economic Opportunity | Chair of Public Service Commission |