06RS HB722


WWW Version

The hyperlink to a bill draft that precedes a summary contains the most recent version (Introduced/GA/Enacted) of the bill. If the session has ended, the hyperlink contains the latest version of the bill at the time of sine die adjournment. Note that the summary pertains to the bill as introduced, which is often different from the most recent version.

Includes opposite chamber sponsors where requested by primary sponsors of substantially similar bills in both chambers and jointly approved by the Committee on Committees of both chambers. Opposite chamber sponsors are represented in italics.

HB 722 (BR 2479) - B. DeWeese, D. Floyd, D. Osborne

     AN ACT relating to civil actions.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 304 to place restrictions on insurers providing medical malpractice liability insurance; amend KRS 304.13-051, relating to filing rates and rate information, to require insurers to file rates and information for medical malpractice liability risks; amend KRS 311.377, relating to waiver of claim for damages, to clarify that a health service organization's reviews and evaluations cannot be used in any civil action alleging any cause of action; create various new sections of KRS Chapter 411 to establish a medical malpractice review panel process for civil actions involving medical malpractice; create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to establish a two hundred fifty thousand dollar cap on all noneconomic damages in actions involving medical liability; amend KRS 411.186, relating to the assessment of punitive damages, to establish a two hundred fifty thousand dollar cap on punitive damages in medical malpractice actions; provide for contingent effective date.

     Feb 27-introduced in House
     Feb 28-to Judiciary (H)

Kentucky Legislature Home Page | Record Front Page