IPFCF: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the idea that the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, including any net worth of the Fund, is held in irrevocable trust for the sole benefit of patients and families who are proper claimants of the Fund and physicians and other health care professionals participating in the Fund.
Moneys collected for the Fund should not be used for any other purpose of the state. The Fund is established to curb the rising costs of health care by financing part of the liability incurred by physicians and other health care professionals as a result of medical malpractice claims and to ensure that proper claims are satisfied.
The Society opposes any action or legislation that threatens to destabilize the medical malpractice climate in the State of Wisconsin, as that climate currently benefits our citizens’ access to medical care. (HOD, 0411)*
*Currently under five-year policy review.