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HB 869: Nursing Home Litigation Reform


Nursing Home Litigation Reform; Specifies conditions under which nursing home resident has cause of action against licensee or management company; requires evidence of basis for punitive damages; requires trial judge to conduct an evidentiary hearing before claimant can assert claim for punitive damages; permits licensee or management company to be held liable for punitive damages; provides criteria for awarding of punitive damages in case of vicarious liability of certain entities.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (HIS)
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/19/2013 House • Filed
2/28/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Innovation Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 88
3/4/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/06/13, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 88
3/6/2013 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 5 -HJ 203
• Now in Health Innovation Subcommittee -HJ 203
5/3/2013 House • Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee