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CS/CS/CS/HB 385: Medical Malpractice

GENERAL BILL by Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee ; Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Gaetz ; Renuart ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Coley ; Costello ; Kreegel

Medical Malpractice; Establishes burden of proof that claimant must meet in certain damage claims against health care providers based on death or personal injury; allows prospective medical malpractice defendant to interview claimant's treating health care providers without presence of claimant or claimant's legal representative; requires prospective defendant to provide claimant notice specified period before such interview.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law and shall apply to any cause of action accruing on or after that date
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Health and Human Services Committee
Location: In committee/council (HHSC)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/18/2011 House • Filed
10/28/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 39
11/30/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 12/07/11, 1:00 pm, 404 HOB
12/7/2011 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 2 -HJ 177
12/9/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
1/3/2012 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 169
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 169
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 39
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 166
1/23/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/25/12, 2:00 pm, 404 HOB --Temporarily deferred
1/25/2012 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/27/12, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
1/27/2012 House • CS/CS by Judiciary Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 2 -HJ 310
1/30/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 304
1/31/2012 House • Now in Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 317
2/9/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/13/12, 1:45 pm, 404 HOB
2/13/2012 House • CS/CS/CS by Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 3 -HJ 601
2/14/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS/CS by Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 598
2/15/2012 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 631
3/9/2012 House • Died in Health and Human Services Committee