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CS/CS/SB 670: Nursing Home Litigation

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Health Policy ; Thrasher

Nursing Home Litigation; Specifying that a cause of action for negligence or violation of residents’ rights alleging direct or vicarious liability for the injury or death of a nursing home resident may be brought against a licensee, its management or consulting company, its managing employees, and any direct caregiver employees or contractors; providing that a claim for punitive damages may not be brought unless there is a showing of evidence that provides a reasonable basis for recovery of such damages when certain criteria are applied; authorizing the Agency for Health Care Administration to revoke the license or deny a license renewal or change of ownership application of a nursing home facility that fails to pay a judgment or settlement agreement; revising procedures for obtaining the records of a resident, etc.

Effective Date: 6/13/2014
Last Action: 6/13/2014 - Chapter No. 2014-83
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/16/2014 Senate • Filed
1/28/2014 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 55
2/3/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/11/14, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed
2/10/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/18/14, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/18/2014 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 1 -SJ 139
2/20/2014 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/3/2014 Senate • Original reference(s) removed: Rules
• Remaining references corrected to Judiciary
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 139
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 55
• CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 130
3/13/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/18/14, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
3/18/2014 Senate • CS/CS by- Judiciary; YEAS 8 NAYS 1 -SJ 305
3/19/2014 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/20/2014 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 306
3/21/2014 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 305
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/26/14
3/26/2014 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 333
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/3/2014 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 388
• CS passed; YEAS 36 NAYS 3 -SJ 388
4/11/2014 House • In Messages
4/18/2014 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 553
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/22/14
• Received -HJ 553
4/22/2014 House • Substituted for CS/CS/HB 569 -HJ 593
• Read 2nd time -HJ 593
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/23/2014 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 605
• CS passed; YEAS 109 NAYS 7 -HJ 606
4/23/2014 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 595
6/5/2014 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/13/2014 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2014-83