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HB 7077: Medical Malpractice

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Gregory

Medical Malpractice; Creates an optional communication & resolution program; establishes criteria; provides that certain documents & communications are confidential; specifies that patient waives right to bring medical malpractice action under limited circumstances; provides access to medical information presuit process; provides for waiver of physician-patient privilege; provides for review of records & interviews with treating physicians; provides for calculation of medical damages; specifies that certain contracts are not subject to discovery or disclosure in certain actions; limits amount of damages in certain actions involving liens or subrogation claims by certain payors.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Health and Human Services Committee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/15/2019 House • Filed
    • Introduced -HJ 434
    3/18/2019 House • Referred to Health and Human Services Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 446
    5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Health and Human Services Committee

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  • HB 7077, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/15/2019 at 10:42 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 80 Medical Malpractice Stargel Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Judiciary

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    456.057 Ownership and control of patient records; report or copies of records to be furnished; disclosure of information. Page 2 (pdf)
    766.1035 Page 4 (pdf)
    766.106 Notice before filing action for medical negligence; presuit screening period; offers for admission of liability and for arbitration; informal discovery; review. Page 7 (pdf)
    766.118 Determination of noneconomic damages. Page 12 (pdf)
    766.1181 Page 15 (pdf)

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