Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; increases annual assessment for physicians. (SB568)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. Increases the annual assessment for physicians who participate in the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program from its current level of $5,300 to $5,600, which amount will increase thereafter to a maximum of $6,200. The annual participating hospital assessment will increase from $50 per live birth to $52.50 per live birth in 2008, which amount will increase each year thereafter by $2.50 per live birth to a maximum of $55 per live birth. The assessment on nonparticipating physicians will apply to all physicians licensed in the Commonwealth other than participating physicians; currently, only such physicians practicing in Virginia are required to pay an assessment. The composition of the board of directors of the Program is revised to allow a parent or guardian of a child in the Program to be a member, and a certified public accountant replaces one of the members with investment experience. Other provisions (i) establish limits on reimbursement for nursing care and certain other medical services, (ii) revise the provisions regarding review of cases by panels of physicians, (iii) address the timing of filing the Program's response to the panel's report, and (iv) allow the State Corporation Commission to use the loss reserve methodology employed in Florida when conducting its actuarial evaluation the Program. Read the Bill »


02/11/2008: Merged into SB211


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080047324
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB568)
02/11/2008Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB211-Edwards) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1306.