§ 9-19-30. Certain statements of fact or opinion admissible in evidence in civil actions for malpractice.
Statements of facts or opinions on a subject of science or art contained in a published treatise, periodical, book, or pamphlet shall, insofar as the court shall find that the statements are relevant and that the writer of the statements is recognized in his or her profession or calling as an expert on the subject, be admissible in civil actions for malpractice, error, or mistake against physicians, surgeons, dentists, optometrists, hospitals, and sanitaria, as evidence tending to prove the facts or as opinion evidence; provided, however, that the party intending to offer as evidence any such statements shall, not less than thirty (30) days before the trial of the action, give the adverse party or his or her attorney notice of such intention, stating the name of the writer of the statements, the title of the treatise, periodical, book, or pamphlet in which they are contained, the date of publication of the treatise, periodical, book, or pamphlet, the name of the publisher of the treatise, periodical, book, or pamphlet, and wherever possible or practicable the page or pages of the treatise, periodical, book, or pamphlet on which the statements appear.
History of Section.
P.L. 1969, ch. 230, § 1.