VA SB1446 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 19 2021 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-02-06 - Left in Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Practice of medicine and other healing arts; provision of litigation assistance. Requires practitioners of medicine and other healing arts to provide litigation assistance to treated patients and their attorneys. Such litigation assistance includes providing a legal consult fee schedule upon request, scheduling and participating in meetings with a treated patient's attorney upon request, participating in trial or de bene esse depositions as needed, and providing a written estimate of the cost of the patient's medical services related to the litigation.

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Medicine and other healing arts; practice, provision of litigation assistance.


Roll Calls

2021-02-02 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-02-01 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with amendment (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (Y: 8 N: 6 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-21 - Senate - Senate: Rereferred from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-06SenateLeft in Judiciary
2021-02-04SenateRecommitted to Judiciary
2021-02-04SenateMotion to recommit to committee agreed to
2021-02-03SenatePassed by for the day
2021-02-02SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
2021-02-01SenateReported from Judiciary with amendment (8-Y 6-N 1-A)
2021-01-21SenateRereferred to Judiciary
2021-01-21SenateRereferred from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N)
2021-01-19SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2021-01-19SenatePresented and ordered printed 21102383D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
801401.4(n/a)See Bill Text

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