Physician assistant; expert witness testimony. (HB191)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Physician assistant; chiropractor as expert witness. Provides that a physician assistant, when properly qualified, may testify as an expert witness in a court of law within the scope of their activities as authorized under Virginia law, but may not testify as an expert witness against a doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine in a medical malpractice proceeding or review panel. The bill also adds "treatment" and "treatment plan" to those areas concerning which a physician assistant or chiropractor may testify as an expert witness. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101777D
12/23/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB191)
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/03/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104474D-H1
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104474D-H1
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB191H1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB191H1)
02/19/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2014Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Placed on Calendar
02/26/2014Senate amendment agreed to by House (93-Y 6-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB191ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB191ER)
03/06/2014Signed by President
03/31/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 391 (effective 7/1/14)
03/31/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB185.