Medical review panels are a bad idea that will become law for a while, says state Rep. Chad McCoy, R-Bardstown.
Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, a physician, would create panels of peers to hear claims of negligence and malpractice before lawsuits could be brought against doctors and other medical professionals.
The bill received final passage in the Senate last Friday and has been sent to Gov. Matt Bevin for his signature.
McCoy said Bevin will sign it.