HB 2485 Medical malpractice liability insurance program; establish for physicians practicing in rural areas
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Summary as introduced:
Rural health initiative; medical malpractice liability insurance program.  Directs the Division of Risk Management to establish a medical malpractice liability insurance program for physicians who maintain a primary care practice generally open to the public in a locality where 50 percent or more of the households have an annual gross income that is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. In addition, at least 50 percent of the practice's patients must receive care under the Medicaid or Medicare programs, a majority of the physician's practice must be in Virginia, and the physician must comply with such other criteria as the Division establishes. The monthly premium for the insurance will not exceed $100 per month. Participation in the plan will be limited to the number of qualified physicians that appropriated funds will allow. The measure is contingent upon the appropriation of sufficient funds to establish the program.

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01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051139456  pdf | impact statement

01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051139456
01/12/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #4...
01/27/05  House: Referred from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
01/27/05  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/05  House: Passed by in C. J. with letter (15-Y 0-N)