The Montana Medical Legal Panel

The Montana Medical Legal Panel was created to prevent, where possible, the filing in court of actions against health care providers and their employees for professional liability in situations where the facts do not permit at least a reasonable inference of malpractice and to make possible the fair and equitable disposition of such claims against health care providers as are or reasonably may be well founded.  The Montana Medical Legal Rules of Procedure explains the process for filing a claim, the steps taken after a claim is filed and the review process used by the MMLP. The laws related to the Montana Medical Legal Panel can be found at here.

NOTICE:  Effective October 1, 2015, the statute of limitations changed to 2 years

Montana law related to the filing of medical malpractice claims was amended during the 2015 legislative session with the passage of SB 405.  The amended law, effective October 1, 2015, changed the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims from the current 3 years to 2 years.

Individuals submitting applications for review to the Montana Medical Legal Panel should note this
change.  Applications submitted on or after October 1, 2015, with a date of incident or discovery that falls outside the 2 year time frame will be reviewed for possible dismissal.

Applications submitted prior to October 1, 2015, will not be impacted by this change in law. 
Applications that involve minors will also not be impacted. 


Click to print an Application for Review of Claim.
MMLP Info Guide

Jean Branscum, Director
Dawn Apple, Claims Specialist
Phone: (406) 443-1110
Fax: (406) 443-4042

Click for a copy of the Consent Form that will need to be completed for each health care provider in possession of records relative to the incident.
To pay your assessment fees click here.