We initially OPPOSED this bill that would allow non-physicians to sign coroner emergency certificates. After relentless advocacy, the Senate Health and Welfare committee offered good amendments a that would allow physicians only to sign coroner certificates over telemedicine. We support the final bill as passed.
This bill was introduced on behalf of the Louisiana State Medical Society. The bill will require insurance companies to decide prior authorization within 72 hours of request and will require a physician to physician peer review.