Bill would repay doctor accused of killing New Orleans patients after storm

A new bill pending in the Louisiana legislature would require the state to pay the legal bills incurred by Dr. Anna Pou, a physician accused of illegally euthanizing patients at New Orleans-based Memorial hospital, in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

Pou had been accused by now-former Attorney General Charles Foti. She fought the allegations, which were highly controversial, and never ended up being indicted.

Now, a bill filed by Rep. Patrick Connick would pay almost $145,000 to Pou's legal defense fund, a number recommended by the state's Attorney Fee Review Board. The state could act anytime after the legislative session begins on April 27.

To learn more about the bill:
- read this Modern Healthcare piece (reg. req.)

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