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CS/HB 379: Damages in Negligence Actions

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Hood ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Hill ; Van Zant

Damages in Negligence Actions; Provides that claimant in certain negligence actions may recover damages for cost of medical or health care services only if such services are medically necessary; provides methodology to calculate award; specifies evidence that is admissible & inadmissible in determining award; requires alternative calculation if certain insurers file lien or subrogation claim; prohibits use of finding of medical necessity for certain purposes; provides applicability.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Judiciary Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/10/2013 House • Filed
1/8/2014 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 34
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 34
3/14/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/18/14, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/18/2014 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 4 -HJ 310
3/19/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 304
3/21/2014 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 336
5/2/2014 House • Died in Judiciary Committee