Title 9, Chapter 3, Section 71
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this article, an action for
medical malpractice shall be brought within two years after the date
on which an injury or death arising from a negligent or wrongful act
or omission occurred.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this Code section, in no event
may an action for medical malpractice be brought more than five
years after the date on which the negligent or wrongful act or
(c) Subsection (a) of this Code section is intended to create a
two-year statute of limitations. Subsection (b) of this Code
section is intended to create a five-year statute of ultimate repose
(d) Nothing contained in subsection (a) or (b) of this Code section shall be construed to repeal Code Section 9-3-73, which shall be deemed to apply either to the applicable statutes of limitation or repose.