Medical malpractice; definition of professional services. (HB1051)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical malpractice; professional services. Defines the term "professional services" in the context of medical malpractice actions as services provided to a patient by a health care provider pursuant to federal or state statutes or regulations. The bill also provides that the definition of "health care" includes professional services provided during a patient's residency at a nursing home. This bill is in response to the Supreme Court decision in Alcoy v. Valley Nursing Homes, Inc., 272 Va. 37, 630 S.E.2d 301 (2006). Read the Bill »


02/01/2008: Merged into HB501


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086938404
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/01/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB501-Hamilton)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB501 and SB602.