Medical malpractice; privileged communications of certain committees. (HB2377)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Cleaveland (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical malpractice; privileged communications of certain committees.  Provides that factual information, whether written or oral, regarding specific patient care and treatment, including patient care incidents occurring within a health care facility, are not subject to the privilege granted to certain committees and entities. Currently, oral communications regarding a specific incident regarding patient care are privileged if made more than 24 hours after the incident. The bill also provides that the privilege enjoyed by such committees and entities applies only to communications originating with them and not communications provided to them. The bill also provides that reports of patient safety data in possession of a patient safety organization are discoverable if the reports are made available or required to be made available to health regulatory boards or other agencies by state or federal law. The bill further provides that the policies and procedures of such organizations and entities are not privileged and may be admissible in civil, criminal, or administrative hearings. Read the Bill »


01/31/2011: Merged into HB2373


01/13/2011Presented and ordered printed 11102177D
01/13/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2011Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/19/2011Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB2373-Peace)
01/31/2011Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB2373-Peace)