The Truth Behind AB 35 and Its Impact on California Physicians

Virtual Program

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Risk Management Lessons from Litigated Cases
Get Medicine on Trial, a free publication of more than 80 litigated cases summarized by CAP's General Counsel Gordon Ownby.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

On May 23, 2022, Assembly Bill 35 (AB 35) was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 35 significantly increases the caps on noneconomic damages and attorney’s fees in medical malpractice lawsuits, diminishing the important protections and limits provided by MICRA—the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975.

AB 35 will pose significant challenges to the medical community for a variety of reasons as a surge in malpractice claims frequency and severity is expected after the law goes into effect on January 1, 2023.   

CAP members are invited to participate in our 4th Annual Public Affairs Symposium where a panel of legislative experts and policy analysts will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how AB 35 materialized, explore what the legislation means for your medical professional liability risk, and discuss what you can do to protect your practice. 

The symposium is a free virtual event exclusive to CAP members. Register now at