The University of Miami School of Medicine will ask state lawmakers to grant its doctors the same level of limited immunity that applies to public institutions, according to reports. Officials at the school will ask lawmakers to approve a cap of $200,000 on malpractice awards to indigent patients covered by Medicaid. It is the second straight year that the private school will push for limited immunity for about 700 of its doctors who work at Jackson Memorial Hospital, a public institution that is covered by the $200,000 cap, reports said. The university's public relations department said the only individual who could comment on the issue is John Clarkson, dean of the medical school, who is unavailable this week. -- by Michael Romano
Miami medical school asks for limited immunity
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