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CS/CS/CS/CS/HB 479: Medical Malpractice

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee ; Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Horner ; Campbell ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brodeur ; Broxson ; Caldwell ; Coley ; Costello ; Eisnaugle ; Fresen ; Frishe ; Gaetz ; Hager ; Harrell ; Kreegel ; Metz ; Nunez ; Passidomo ; Patronis ; Porth ; Renuart ; Van Zant

Medical Malpractice; Requires DOH to issue expert witness certificates to certain physicians & dentists licensed outside of state; provides application & certification requirements & exemptions for physicians & dentists issued certifications from certain licensure & fee requirements; provides additional grounds for disciplinary actions; requires Board of Medicine & Board of Osteopathic Medicine to adopt certain patient forms specifying cataract surgery risks; provides for execution & admissibility of patient forms in civil & administrative proceedings, etc.

Effective Date: October 1, 2011 and applies to causes of action accruing on or after that date
Last Action: 6/28/2011 - Chapter No. 2011-233
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2011 House • Filed
2/7/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; HHS Access Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 46
3/4/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/08/11, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
3/8/2011 House • Introduced -HJ 46
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 3 -HJ 224
3/11/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 215
3/14/2011 House • CS referred to Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 239
• Now in Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee -HJ 239
3/21/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee, 03/23/11, 1:00 pm, 12 HOB
3/23/2011 House • CS/CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 4 -HJ 341
3/28/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 331
3/29/2011 House • Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 366
4/6/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 04/08/11, 8:45 am, Webster Hall --Retained
4/8/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 04/12/11, 8:00 am, Webster Hall
4/12/2011 House • CS/CS/CS by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 3 -HJ 615
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 614
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/14/11, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
• CS/CS/CS by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 613
4/14/2011 House • CS/CS/CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 3 -HJ 740
4/20/2011 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS/CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 736
4/21/2011 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 760
4/27/2011 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/11
4/29/2011 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 911
• Amendment(s) adopted (506531) -HJ 911
• Amendment(s) failed (290895, 586349, 767519) -HJ 911
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/2/2011 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 990
• Amendment(s) failed (853667) -HJ 991
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 88 NAYS 28 -HJ 991
5/2/2011 Senate • In Messages
• Received -SJ 716
• Referred to Health Regulation; Banking and Insurance; Budget -SJ 716
5/3/2011 Senate • Withdrawn from Health Regulation; Banking and Insurance; Budget -SJ 727
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/SB 1590 -SJ 727
• Read 2nd time -SJ 727
• Amendment(s) adopted (462134, 512636, 593896, 855110, 911838) -SJ 727
• Read 3rd time -SJ 727
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 30 NAYS 9 -SJ 727
5/3/2011 House • In returning messages
5/4/2011 House • Concurred in 5 amendment(s) (462134, 512636, 593896, 855110, 911838) -HJ 1149, 1150
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 94 NAYS 21 -HJ 1150
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 1151
6/13/2011 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/27/2011 • Approved by Governor
6/28/2011 • Chapter No. 2011-233