Medical malpractice; judgement in excess of $2 million to be paid from Patient's Compensation Fund. (SB1389)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical malpractice; Patients' Compensation Fund. Provides that on and after July 1, 2009, a health care provider's personal liability is limited to $2 million for any injury to, or death of, a patient, and any amount due from a judgment or verdict in excess of $2 million shall be paid from the Patient's Compensation Fund. The bill provides that the Fund is financed through fees levied upon health care providers and collected by the health regulatory boards. The assets of the fund shall be used solely to pay that portion of the amount due from a malpractice judgment, settlement, or verdict in excess of $2 million and to administer the Patients' Compensation Program, which is governed by a board of directors whose appointments are prescribed in the bill and who manage and operate the Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090288328
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/22/2009Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1389)
01/27/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/11/2009Left in Courts of Justice