The Tennessee Medical Malpractice Reporting Act found at Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 56-54-101, et seq. went into effect on January 1, 2009 and replaced statutes regarding similar previous reporting requirements. Bold the old and new statute require that lawyers report all medical malpractice settlements and judgments obtained in calender year 2008.
The Act requires the report to be filed with the Department of Commerce and Insurance offices on or before March 1 of each year. Since March 1 falls on a weekend, the report will be due March 2nd.
The new medical malpractice forms and instructions for the 2008 calendar year can be found at the Department of Commerce and Insurance’s web site. That site is http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/insurance/medExpRpt.html.