Cheyenne, Wy – An attempt to make another major change to the medical review panel failed on a tie vote. The bill, which is set up to weed out frivolous medical malpractice cases, currently allows all evidence from a review panel to be admissible in court. But it also is a three member panel that has a moderate review of cases. Senator Tony Ross tried to amend the House version of the bill onto the Senate bill which has a five member panel and allows a judge to determine if evidence should be allowed. Senator Kit Jennings says that amendment goes too far.
Jennings urged Senators to keep the bill simple. The Senate agreed to do that on a 15-15 tie vote.