Medical services; State's lien for payment. (SB1241)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth's lien for payment of medical services; limitations.  Provides that a lien granted to the Commonwealth against any recovery from a third party obtained by an injured person whose medical costs were paid pursuant to the Virginia Medical Assistance Program shall only attach to the portion of the claim representing compensation for medical expenses incurred by the injured person. In the course of determining the amount of the Commonwealth's lien, a court may determine the fairness of any allocation of the proceeds from a claim for medical expenses. The bill is intended to bring Virginia law in conformity with the United States Supreme Court's decision in Arkansas Dep't of Health & Human Servs. v. Ahlborn, 547 U.S. 268, 126 S.Ct. 1752, 164 L.Ed.2d 459 (2006). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101280D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/24/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Rereferred to Finance
01/26/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1241)
02/08/2011Left in Finance