2010 Regular Session


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures
Sponsored By:
Delegates Elliott, Aumann, Bartlett, Bates, Costa, Dwyer, Eckardt, Elmore, Frank, George, Haddaway, Jenkins, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, Miller, Myers, O'Donnell, Schuh, Serafini, Shank, Shewell, Sossi, and Stull
Health Care Malpractice - Limitation on Noneconomic Damages


Decreasing a specified limitation on noneconomic damages in health care malpractice claims arising on or after October 1, 2010 to $500,000, with specified annual increases beginning October 1, 2011; making conforming and stylistic changes; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Charles A. Jenkins, District 3B
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Medical Malpractice
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 3-2A-09 , 3-2A-09 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :