Personal action for injury to person; malpractice against health care provider, failure to report. (HB718)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Personal action for injury to person; malpractice against health care provider; failure to report diagnosis of cancer. Provides that where negligence for a delay in communicating to a patient the interpretation of an imaging or diagnostic test or study in a malpractice claim against a health care provider who ordered such test or study that was interpreted to reveal a diagnosis of a malignant tumor or cancer, the normal two-year statute of limitations is extended for a period of one year from the date the diagnosis of a malignant tumor or cancer is communicated to the patient by a health care provider. Amends § 8.01-243, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2014Committee
01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103337D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/27/2014Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice