§ 27-16-2.6. Hospitals affiliated with accredited medical schools Indemnification of personnel.
Nothing in §§ 27-16-1.2 27-16-2.2 shall be construed to limit or prevent hospitals affiliated with an accredited medical school from agreeing to indemnify hospital employees, and physicians, including physicians' incorporated or unincorporated practices and employees, and medical, nursing, or allied health students affiliated with the hospital, collectively "covered persons", for the legal liability of those covered persons for loss, damage, or expense incident to claims of bodily injury or death arising out of medical malpractice or professional error or mistake, "malpractice coverage", whether the hospital charges the covered persons for malpractice coverage or not. The hospitals making the agreements shall be required to establish and maintain a reserve fund with which the malpractice coverage will be provided, which may be either part of or separate from a self-insurance fund maintained by or on behalf of the hospital. Any self-insurance fund shall annually provide a certified financial statement with actuarial projections as to the soundness of its reserving to the director of the department of health and the director of the department of business regulation. The malpractice coverage provided by the agreements shall be in amounts which meet the minimum insurance coverage limits required by any regulation promulgated by the director of business regulation pursuant to § 42-14.1-2.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 65, art. 17, § 1.)