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CS/HB 587: Damages for Medical or Health Care Services

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Hood

Damages for Medical or Health Care Services; Limits recovery of damages for medical or health care services to amounts actually paid if no balance to provider is outstanding; limits recovery of such damages to amounts customarily accepted by providers in same geographic area, with certain exclusions, if balance to provider is outstanding; requires medical or health care services to be medically necessary in order to be recoverable; provides that lack of medical necessity is affirmative defense in action for nonpayment; specifies that certain evidence shall be considered in determining amounts customarily accepted; provides for reduction of awards under specified provisions.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Judiciary Committee
Location: In committee/council (JDC)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/1/2013 House • Filed
2/12/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Innovation Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 65
2/13/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/20/13, 11:30 am, 404 HOB
2/20/2013 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 4 -HJ 157
2/27/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/28/2013 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Innovation Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 152
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 152
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 65
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 150
5/3/2013 House • Died in Judiciary Committee