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Physician Rights and Responsibilities

Expert Witness Testimony - Revelation of Financial Arrangements

The WSMA supports the introduction of legislation in the state of Washington that would permit revelation, to judges and juries, of prior experiences and financial arrangements of expert witnesses and would prohibit payment of contingent fees for all types of medical-legal consultations, including management services provided by firms engaged in locating physician consultants. (Res 3, C-89) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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