Medical malpractice; definition of professional services. (SB602)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


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


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086151284
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Committee substitute printed 081547284-S1
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081547284-S1
02/11/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB602S1
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/15/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2008Read second time
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Passed House (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/20/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/21/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB602ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/25/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 204 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 205 (effective 7/1/08)
03/05/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0205)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB501 and HB1051.