Purpose: The bill titled ""Medical Error Prevention and Dispute Management"" contains the Apology Law that puzzles for increasing medical litigations. This study was aimed to compare and analyze the Apology Law worldwide to provide for policy making
Methods: We searched for countries or districts that have legalized the Apology Law for medical damage by using the keywords ""Apology"" and ""Sympathy.""
Results: Apology laws have been passed in five countries and in one administrative district. The law is primarily used in civil proceedings. Similarities and differences are observed in the procedures for the Hearsay rule, voluntary admission, and the overall evidence in the Commonwealth countries and the United States. The apology laws of these countries are also limited by the extent of the apology, target, time, procedure, and scenario. The Apology Law is embedded in Article 7 of the aforementioned bill. However, the law is not as comprehensive as the apology laws in other countries.
Conclusions: This bill is highly expected to improve the physician–patient relationship; however, its current form should be reviewed to avoid disputes in the future.