Workers' compensation; pecuniary liability of the employer for medical services, report. (HB1820)

Introduced By

Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; payment for medical services. Limits an employer's liability for medical, surgical, and hospital service required under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act to the amount that is generally paid to the provider for similar treatment when the provider is paid for the treatment by or on behalf of an individual receiving such treatment when not ordered by the Workers' Compensation Commission. That amount shall be the average amount reported to have been paid for the treatment based on paid claims data for covered benefits collected by the Virginia All-Payer Claims Database in the most recent year for which such paid claims data is available, plus 20 percent. However, if paid claims data is not available through the Virginia All-Payer Claims Database for the treatment, the amount shall be established by the Workers' Compensation Commission based on evidence produced by the provider or other interested party, including payments made by health insurers and other third-party payors. Currently, the employer's liability is such charges as prevail in the same community for similar treatment paid for by the injured person. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103379D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1820)
02/05/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104477D-H1
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104477D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1820H1
02/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1820H1)
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1820H1)
02/13/2015Assigned C&L sub: Worker's Compensation
02/23/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Committee substitute printed 15105191D-S1
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1820S1)
02/24/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Read third time
02/25/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1820S1)
02/25/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105191D-S1
02/25/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1820S1
02/25/2015Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Placed on Calendar
02/26/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15105191D-S1 (98-Y 1-N)
02/26/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1820ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1820ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 456 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)


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.