HB 1981 Discovery of expert witness testimony.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Discovery of expert witness testimony. Permits the court in medical malpractice actions to establish a scheduling order that requires the plaintiff to designate his expert witnesses no later than 120 days before trial and the defendant to designate his expert witnesses 90 days before trial. The standard timeframes in civil actions now are 90 days and 60 days, respectively. The bill is intended to ensure that in complicated medical malpractice cases medical experts are disclosed sufficiently early to permit more educated settlement discussions.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 036710616  pdf
01/27/03  House: Printed as engrossed 036710616-E  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 036710616
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/03  House: Engrossed by House as amended
01/16/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 2
01/22/03  House: Reported from C. J. with amendments (19-Y 2-N)
01/24/03  House: Read first time
01/27/03  House: Read second time
01/27/03  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/03  House: Title replaced
01/27/03  House: Engrossed by House as amended
01/27/03  House: Printed as engrossed 036710616-E
01/28/03  House: Read third time and passed House (88-Y 9-N)
01/28/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 9-N)
01/28/03  House: Communicated to Senate
01/29/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/03  Senate: Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice by voice vote