Malpractice actions; limitations. (HB616)

Introduced By

Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Malpractice actions; limitation. Extends the two-year limitations period for personal injury actions in malpractice cases arising out of the negligent failure to diagnose disease or illness or to communicate such diagnosis to the patient for a period of one year from the date the disease or illness is communicated to the patient. The bill also provides that the determination of whether a personal injury action may be brought after the person's death where no action was pending at the time of death is governed by the personal injury limitations period. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2008Committee
01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087075250
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/04/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Read first time
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB616E
02/07/2008Printed as engrossed 087075250-E
02/08/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/18/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Enrolled
02/21/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB616ER)
02/22/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 174 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 175 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0175)