Doctors in Michigan finally succeeded in getting a law passed that they believe will allow them to say “I am sorry” to a patient or a family without concern that this will be used against them in litigation. There was never any opposition to this law.
The truth is that a doctor saying he or she is sorry would never be admissible as proof of malpractice. This was a myth that was perpetuated by the health care insurance industry. The law is a superficial effort to deal with a nonexistent problem.