Let the Governor Know You Want Her to Sign SB 33

If you have not already done so, please call or write Governor Perdue today and ask her to sign Senate Bill 33 Medical Liability Reform. NCMS sent members an alert on Thursday resulting in a flood of calls, emails and letters from physicians, hospitals and practice managers who want this historic bill to become law.  

As supporters of SB 33 contacted the Governor, trial lawyers were busy lobbying legislators to support a gubernatorial veto of SB 33, which the General Assembly enacted last week. While legislators are in session, the Governor has ten days to act on the measure, or it will automatically become law after the waiting period ends. Should the lawmakers adjourn, the Governor will have thirty days to act.

SB 33 marks the first time in sixteen years that the General Assembly has passed meaningful medical liability reform. Act today to let the Governor know how much this bill means to you and your patients.

In your communication emphasize that the General Assembly has enacted a vital medical liability reform bill that:

  1. Preserves the right of patients to fully recover for harm caused by medical negligence, plus substantial noneconomic damages;
  2. Removes unnecessary medical and legal costs from the liability system; and
  3. Reduces patients’ health care costs and improves access for everyone by addressing defensive medicine.

To Contact Governor Perdue:

Office of the Governor

Constituent Services Office

116 West Jones Street

Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Phone: (800) 662-7952 or (919) 733-2391

Fax: (919) 733-2120

[email protected]

Please act today!


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  • Johnathan D. Williams

    Dear Gov. Perdue , Please Support & sign SB 33, it makes common sense , Thanks for considering my opinion & your service to our great State.

  • Constance Fair

    Please sign SB-33. Thank you for your continued service.

  • Dr. Robert Nevill Gates

    Dear Governor, Please support and sign SB 33!
    This makes GOOD sense.
    R. Nevill Gates, MD