Statute of limitations; collection of medical debt. (HB573)

Introduced By

Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Statute of limitations; contracts for health care services. Provides that the statute of limitations for an action on any contract, written or unwritten, for health care services, including actions brought by the Commonwealth, is three years. The bill further provides that the accrual date for actions on such a contract is 30 days after the later of (i) issuance of the initial invoice or the due date stated in such invoice to the patient or person legally responsible for payment or (ii) if the patient voluntarily enters into a payment plan with the provider, 30 days after the default date contained in such payment plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103451D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22106196D-H1
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106196D-H1
02/10/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB573H1
02/11/2022Passed by for the day
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House (88-Y 11-N 1-A)
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (88-Y 11-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/28/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22107160D-S1
03/01/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Committee substitute agreed to 2210716D-S1
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/02/2022Passed by temporarily
03/02/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107160D-S1
03/02/2022Reading of amendment waived
03/02/2022Amendment by Senator Survell agreed to
03/02/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB573S1
03/02/2022Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 22107160D-S1 (87-Y 9-N 1-A)
03/07/2022VOTE: Adoption (87-Y 9-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB573ER)
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Vetoed by Governor
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House sustained Governor's veto (48-Y 52-N)
04/28/2022VOTE: (48-Y 52-N) (see vote tally)


MRWBA Legislative Committee, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Bill would limit the SOL to collect on medical debt to three years, whether based on express or implied contract. Original bill including a limitation on the time to collect on any judgment for medical debt down from 20 years in Circuit Court and 10 in General District to seven years, but those proposed limitations were removed from the final bill that passed the House committee.

Post a Public Comment About this Bill

if you have one

(Limited HTML is OK: <a>, <em>, <strong>, <s>)