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3.738 Injury or death of patient or inmate.

Subdivision 1. Legislative authority. Claims and demands arising out of injury to or death of a patient of a state institution under the control of the commissioner of human services or the veterans homes board of directors or an inmate of a state correctional facility while performing assigned duties shall be presented to, heard, and determined by the legislature.

Subd. 2. Evaluation of claims. Claims under this section shall be paid pursuant to legislative appropriation following evaluation of each claim by the appropriate committees of the senate and house of representatives. Compensation will not be paid for pain and suffering.

Subd. 3. Exclusive remedy. The procedure established by this section is exclusive of all other legal, equitable, and statutory remedies.

HIST: 1977 c 450 s 6; 1979 c 260 s 1; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1988 c 469 art 1 s 1; 1993 c 155 s 1

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