PIAA engages with Congress on numerous issues of importance to the medical and healthcare professional liability (MPL/HPL) community, including medical liability reform, antitrust reform, and cybersecurity. Our Government Relations Department interacts directly with members of Congress and their staff, in addition to providing information to relevant committees on the latest MPL/HPL issues.

Legislative Priorities

Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 1215)

ACCESS Act of 2017 (H.R. 1704)

  • Summary - Traditional and Supplemental Tort Reforms
  • Bill Status
  • PIAA Issue Brief - Coming Soon
  • PIAA Letter of Support - Coming Soon

Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017 (H.R. 1876 / S.781)

Other Legislation

Telemedicine

Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity Issue Brief - Coming Soon

Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 (H.R. 720)

  • Summary - Strengthens sanctions against plaintiffs' attorneys found to have violated Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Bill Status
  • PIAA Letter of Support

Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 372)

Get Involved!

A Congressional Management Foundation survey conducted a few years ago found that constituents who personally communicate with their lawmakers are more influential than lobbyists and the media. Here are some ways that you can help your MPL insurance community with its federal legislative priorities:

  • PIAA Action - Sign up to communicate directly with your member of Congress within minutes
  • PIAA Ambassador - Do you have a personal relationship with a member of Congress? If so, sign up to become a grasstops advocate for PIAA.