In keeping with last year’s National Defense Authorization Act, DoD has just published an interim final rule on administrative claims for servicemembers who are victims of military medical malpractice. It goes into effect July 19. While it doesn’t allow GI’s to sue over medical malpractice, and so doesn’t overturn the Feres doctrine, the NDAA legislation and regs offer an administrative route for limited claims.

You can find the reg at Federal Register :: Medical Malpractice Claims by Members of the Uniformed Services. And there’s a Military.Com article about it at Troops Can Finally File Medical Malpractice Claims Against the Military. Here’s How |