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CS/CS/HB 569: Nursing Home Litigation

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Gaetz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Van Zant

Nursing Home Litigation; Specifies that cause of action for negligence or violation of residents’ rights alleging direct or vicarious liability for injury or death of nursing home resident may be brought against licensee, its management or consulting company, its managing employees, & any direct caregiver employees or contractors; provides that claim for punitive damages may not be brought unless there is showing of evidence that provides a reasonable basis for recovery of such damages; authorizes AHCA to revoke license or deny license renewal or change of ownership application of nursing home facility that fails to pay judgment or settlement agreement; revises procedures for obtaining resident records.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/22/2014 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 670 (Ch. 2014-83) -HJ 593
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/13/2014 House • Filed
1/27/2014 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Innovation Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 48
2/4/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/11/14, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall --Temporarily deferred
3/3/2014 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/05/14, 12:00 pm, Sumner Hall
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 48
3/5/2014 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 3 -HJ 219
3/10/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 210
3/12/2014 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Innovation Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 277
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 277
3/19/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/21/14, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/21/2014 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 338
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
3/24/2014 House • CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 332
3/27/2014 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 387
4/18/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/22/14
4/22/2014 House • Substituted CS/CS/SB 670 -HJ 593
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 670 (Ch. 2014-83) -HJ 593