Medical malpractice actions; extends limitations period. (HB637)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)

Progress

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

Description

Medical malpractice actions; limitations period. Extends the two-year limitations period for personal injury actions in malpractice cases arising out of the negligent failure to diagnose an intracranial, intraspinal, or spinal schwannoma or to communicate such diagnosis to the patient for a period of one year from the date the existence of an intracranial, intraspinal, or spinal schwannoma is communicated to the patient. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Committee
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100548D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Civil Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/15/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB637)
01/20/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Enrolled
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB637ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB637ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 190 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0190)