'Peace of Mind' Brochures
in 13 Languages
Florida law requires that each hospital with a participating physician on its staff and each participating physician provide notice to obstetrical patients in a timely manner regarding their participation in the NICA Plan, a limited no-fault alternative for birth-related neurological injuries, and the patient’s rights and limitations under the plan.
The following brochure, entitled "Peace of Mind for an Unexpected Problem" is provided by NICA to each hospital and participating physician. The giving of such brochure to obstetric patients has been held to satisfy the notice requirement of Florida law. Copies are available free of charge from NICA in 13 different languages.
NICA recommends that participating physicians' intake personnel be instructed to obtain written, signed acknowledgement of receipt of notice and make a notation in the patient record in order to establish the validity of the giving of notice. NICA personnel are available to visit and train administrative staff, nurses and doctors upon request.