Medical malpractice action; plaintiff must provide defendant certification form within so many days. (SB1330)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical malpractice actions.  Changes from 10 business days to 21 days the number of days after receipt of written request of a defendant in which the plaintiff must provide the defendant with a certification form that affirms that the plaintiff had obtained the necessary certifying expert opinion at the time service was requested or affirms that the plaintiff did not need to obtain a certifying expert witness opinion. The bill further provides that this certification form is not necessary if the complaint, counter claim, or third party claim contains the foregoing affirmation. Read the Bill »


01/18/2011: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103320D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/31/2011Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)