Liability Reform: Physicians Push for Override of Governor’s Veto

NCMS leaders and staff are calling on physicians across the state to contact their legislators asking that they vote to override Governor Perdue’s veto of Senate Bill 33 Medical Liability Reforms. Hundreds of physicians heard the message last night at Town Hall meetings in Greensboro and Wilmington—“the Governor does not have the final word on this issue.”

NCMS President John R. Mangum, MD, President-Elect Robert Monteiro, MD, and Speaker Michael Moulton, MD, spoke  to physicians  in Greensboro and Wilmington.

Physicians are urged to attend a Town Hall and learn what you can do to get the NC General Assembly to override the veto of this historically important legislation:

Tuesday, July 12:

Asheville, 6:00 pm, Thomas Bacon Auditorium-MAHEC

Greenville, 6:00 pm, Conference Room E, Staff Support Area, Pitt Memorial Hospital

Monday, July 18:

Charlotte, 5:30pm, City County Government Center, Conference Room 267

Tuesday, July 19:        

Hickory, 6:00pm, Catawba Valley Medical Center Hospital Class Room

Wednesday, July 20:  

Winston-Salem, 6:00pm, Forsyth Medical Center Conference Center

Thursday, July 21:

Fayetteville, 6:00pm, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Board Room

New Bern, 6:00pm, CarolinaEast Medical Center Auditorium

NCMS will also conduct a Town Hall meeting by conference call on Thursday, July 14 at 6:00 pm. All NCMS members will automatically be called at 6:00 pm and invited to listen in to a brief update on the legislative effort. Members will receive an email with additional information about the call next week.

We need your help to override the Governor’s veto. For more information on what you can do, go to and

Please act today as the NC House is expected to vote between July 25-29.


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  • SB 33 not only helps the medical small businesses, but others too. It will help recruitment and retention of physicians to our STATE.
    Have all who suppport you and your practice email their REP. in the legislature NOW or call their office TODAY to OVERRIDE the VETO of SB 33 .

  • Dr. Lindsey Wong

    Our state needs this medical liability reform. Override the veto of Senate Bill 33.

  • Dr. Benjamin Atkeson

    Please override Governor Perdue’s veto of Bill 33 to ensure that physicians can practice less defensive and costly medicine.

  • Overide the veto

  • Dr. Kevin R. Campbell

    Override Perdue’s poorly chosen veto of Senate BIll 33. Even though the governor refuses to legislate responsibly, please make sure that you overide this veto and protect health care in our state.

  • It is critical that our legislators override Governor Perdue’s veto of Senate Bill 33!

  • The practicing physicians of North Carolina are long overdue for some relief related to excessive damages and inflated malpractice premiums. It is critical that our legislators override Governor Perdue’s veto of Senate Bill 33!

  • Stephanie Cox

    Override Perdue’s veto of Senate Bill 33