specifics of micra

The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) is a critical component of California’s fragile safety net to ensure patient access to health care. It was enacted by overwhelming bipartisan support of the California legislature in response to a crisis of runaway medical liability costs and the resulting shortage of health care providers, most predominately in high-risk specialties.

“MICRA has stabilized health care, provides fair compensation to patients, allows doctors to remain in practice treating patients, and keeps health care costs lower by limiting meritless lawsuits. That is why the law has been successful and has withstood the test of time.”

– Lisa Maas, Executive Director
Californians Allied for Patient Protection

Today, MICRA saves the health care system billions of dollars each year and increases patients’ access to health care by keeping doctors, nurses and other health care providers in practice and hospitals and clinics open.