Nurse practitioners; expert witness testimony, added to definition of health care provider. (HB1476)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)

Progress

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

Description

Nurse practitioners. Allows a nurse practitioner to testify as an expert witness in a court of law on certain matters within the scope of his activities and adds nurse practitioner to the definition of "health care provider" under the medical malpractice statutes. Amends § 8.01-401.2, § 8.01-581.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/02/2015Committee
01/02/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102197D
01/02/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/14/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/15/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1476)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Read first time
02/02/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Rereferred from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/16/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2015Amendment by Senator Chafin agreed to
02/18/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2015Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Placed on Calendar
02/20/2015Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/20/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Enrolled
02/25/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1476ER)
02/25/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1476ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 295 (effective 7/1/15)
03/17/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0295)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB861.