CAPP was created in 1991 and is the only broad-based organization of physicians, dentists, hospitals, community clinics, health centers, nurses, emergency providers, public safety, local governments, labor unions, women’s health advocates and other health care professionals from throughout California whose sole purpose is to protect access to health care and patient safety through California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA).
MICRA’s provisions work to ensure quality medical care for consumers, stabilize out-of-control medical liability costs to keep providers in practice, and preserve patients’ access to fair compensation when they have justifiable claims.
Any changes to MICRA to weaken its protections will result in higher health care costs overall, no improvement in quality, and reduced access to services. That is why CAPP’s large and diverse coalition is committed to ensuring MICRA remains intact and viable in California.
For a complete list of groups that support CAPP and MICRA, click here.