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Rep. Severson-sponsored bill over doctor-to-patient apologies moves forward

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MADISON -- A bill that's up for approval next week would let Wisconsin doctors apologize for bad patient outcomes without those remarks being used against them in court.

Assembly Democrats blocked passage of the measure Tuesday, but majority Republicans could bring it back as early as next Tuesday.

Freshman Assembly Republican Erik Severson of Star Prairie and Senate Republican Pam Galloway of Wausau sponsored the measure. Both are physicians.

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