Pursuant to SB 281, which became a law on April 10, 2003, it is required at the final disposition of any Medical Malpractice case that the attorney for the plaintiff shall file with the Clerk of the Common Pleas Court a completed original of the Ohio Department of Insurance, Medical Malpractice Report. This rule shall apply to any Medical Malpractice case filed with this Court on or after April 10, 2003.
Processing of the Medical Malpractice Report
At the initial filing of a complaint for any Medical Malpractice case, the Clerk of the Common Pleas Court shall start the report, filling in the information provided in the complaint. A copy of the report shall be retained and filed in the Clerk’s Office. The original report shall be returned to the attorney for the plaintiff with the receipt for the filing of the case.
A $5.00 fee shall be deducted from the filing fee, by the Clerk, and placed in the Clerk of Courts account to cover the processing of the report.
Upon receipt of the completed report with the final disposition entry of the case, the Clerk of the Common Pleas Court shall retain the original in a file.
After the first of each year and prior to January 15th, the Clerk of the Common Pleas Court shall forward the completed reports for each Medical Malpractice case completed the prior year to the Ohio Department of Insurance.
Adopted: May 1, 2003