Assault and battery; penalty when against emergency room personnel. (HB2436)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assault and battery of emergency room personnel; penalty. Provides that the punishment for assault and battery upon a physician, physician's assistant, nurse, or nurse practitioner while engaged in the performance of his duties as an emergency health care provider in an emergency room of a hospital or clinic or on the premises of any other facility rendering emergency medical care is a Class 6 felony, with a mandatory minimum punishment of six months incarceration. Amends § 18.2-57, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098666676
01/14/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2009Impact statement from VCSC (HB2436)
01/20/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/30/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote and recommending to Crime Commission
02/10/2009Left in Courts of Justice