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SB 1792: Medical Negligence Actions

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary

Medical Negligence Actions; Authorizing a health care practitioner or provider who reasonably expects to be deposed, to be called as a witness, or to receive discovery requests to consult with an attorney on certain matters; authorizing the disclosure of patient information in connection with litigation under certain circumstances; authorizing a medical liability insurer to recommend an attorney to a health care practitioner or provider under certain circumstances; providing that a prospective defendant may conduct an interview with a claimant’s treating health care provider as a tool of informal discovery, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 6/5/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-108
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/20/2013 Senate SPB 7030 submitted as a committee bill (SB 1792) by Judiciary
• Filed
• Referred to Rules -SJ 242
3/25/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 242
3/28/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/02/13, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
4/2/2013 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 3 -SJ 278
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 278
4/4/2013 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/13
4/10/2013 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 396
• Amendment(s) adopted (188446, 683406, 688034) -SJ 396
• Amendment(s) failed (386448) -SJ 396
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 396
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/11/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 409
• Passed as amended; YEAS 27 NAYS 12 -SJ 409
4/16/2013 House • In Messages
4/26/2013 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 921
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/13
• Received -HJ 921
4/29/2013 House • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading -HJ 962
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/30/13
4/30/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1027
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/1/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1048
• Passed; YEAS 77 NAYS 38 -HJ 1048
5/1/2013 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 986
5/28/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/5/2013 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2013-108