Medical malpractice; definition of professional services. (HB501)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), and 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 »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084623228
01/07/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/01/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Committee substitute printed 081488228-H1
02/05/2008Read first time
02/06/2008Read second time
02/06/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081488228-H1
02/06/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB501H1
02/07/2008Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/07/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Communicated to Senate
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N)
02/18/2008Read third time
02/18/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Placed on Calendar
02/20/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (94-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/20/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/21/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB501ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 168 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 169 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1051 and SB602.