Medical services; Commonwealth's lien for payment, limitations. (SB159)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth's lien for payment of medical services; limitations. Provides that a lien granted to the Commonwealth against any recovery from a third party obtained by an injured person, or the personal representative of a decedent, whose medical costs were paid pursuant to the Virginia Medical Assistance Program shall attach only to the portion of the claim representing compensation for medical expenses incurred by the injured person. The bill further provides that such lien shall be reduced by deducting from the portion of the recovery representing compensation for such medical costs the pro rata share of attorney fees, costs, and expenses incurred by the injured party or decedent. The provisions of the bill are contingent upon funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101645D
12/28/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB159)
01/24/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB159)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Passed by for the day
02/05/2018Passed by for the day
02/06/2018Passed by for the day
02/07/2018Passed by for the day
02/08/2018Passed by for the day
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee amendment rejected
02/09/2018Floor substitute printed 18106917D-S1 (Edwards)
02/09/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2018Substitute by Senator Edwards agreed to 18106917D-S1
02/09/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB159S1
02/12/2018Passed by temporarily
02/12/2018Passed by for the day
02/13/2018Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Substitute by Senator Edwards reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Substitute by Senator Edwards rejected 18106917D-S1
02/13/2018Committee amendment reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB159E
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Printed as engrossed 18101645D-E
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB159E)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/22/2018Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/27/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
03/06/2018Left in Appropriations