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Cayman Islands lawmakers hit a home run with their repeal of the blanket immunity provision in the Health Services Authority Law – meaning they’re now batting about 1 for 8.
What immunity clauses such as Section 12 of the HSA Law do is create a climate of “victors versus victims,” where the victors are the public agencies, and the victims are the ordinary members of Cayman society.
The controversial immunity clause protecting negligent doctors from lawsuits is replicated in at least five other laws, including the National Roads Authority Law and the Development and Planning Law, which was passed last year.