Statute of limitations; judgment entered for medical debt. (HB573)

Introduced By

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

Progress

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

Description

Statute of limitations; medical debt; judgment entered for medical debt. Provides that the statute of limitations for an action on any contract, written or unwritten, to collect medical debt, including actions brought by the Commonwealth, is three years. The bill further provides that no execution shall be issued and no action brought on a judgment, including a judgment in favor of the Commonwealth, rendered on medical debt after seven years from the date of such judgment; where the medical debt incurred was for life-sustaining treatment, no execution shall be issued and no action brought on such judgment more than three years from the date of such judgment. Under current law, the period within which such execution or action shall be brought is 20 years in circuit court and 10 years in general district court. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
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

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