Hospices, certain, home care organizations, etc.; immunity from civil liability, COVID-19. (HB5059)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain hospices, home care organizations, private providers, assisted living facilities, and adult day care centers; immunity from civil liability; COVID-19; emergency. Provides that a licensed hospice, home care organization, private provider, assisted living facility, or adult day care center that delivers care to or withholds care from a patient, resident, or person receiving services who is diagnosed as being or is believed to be infected with the COVID-19 virus shall not be liable for any injury or wrongful death of such patient, resident, or person receiving services arising from the delivery or withholding of care when the emergency and subsequent conditions caused by the emergency result in a lack of resources, attributable to the disaster, that render such hospice, home care organization, private provider, assisted living facility, or adult day care center unable to provide the level or manner of care that otherwise would have been required in the absence of the emergency and that resulted in the injury or wrongful death at issue. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to SB 5082. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Passed


08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200737D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5059)
08/26/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
08/28/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (85-Y 13-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage Emergency (85-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
09/16/2020Reported from Judiciary (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Passed Senate (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Passed Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5059ER)
10/02/2020Signed by Speaker
10/02/2020Signed by President
10/07/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on October 7, 2020
10/07/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 14, 2020
10/13/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 6 (effective 10/13/20)
10/13/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0006)
10/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5059ER)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB5082.