SB 868 Workers' compensation; fees of attorneys.
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Summary:
Workers' Compensation; fees of attorneys. Amends provisions in the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act requiring health care providers and third party insurance carriers to pay pro rata costs whenever the Workers' Compensation Commission's award on a contested claim benefits such providers or carriers. This bill bases fees paid to the employee's attorney on the amount paid by the employer or carrier to the third party carrier for medical, surgical and hospital services rendered to the employee through the date on which a contested claim is heard before a Deputy Commissioner of the Workers' Compensation Commission. A “contested claim” is defined as an initial contested claim that is subsequently contested and litigated or after abandonment of a defense by the employer or carrier.

Full text:
01/20/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD1626681  pdf
02/07/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD1626681-E  pdf
02/22/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB868ER)  pdf
03/21/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/20/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD1626681
01/20/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/06/95  Senate: Reported from C. & L. with amendment (13-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Read second time
02/07/95  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/07/95  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/07/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD1626681-E
02/07/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/95  House: Read first time
02/09/95  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/95  House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N)
02/14/95  House: Read second time
02/15/95  House: Read third time
02/15/95  House: Passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB868ER)
02/27/95  Senate: Enrolled
02/28/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/01/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/95  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 266 (effective 7/1/95)
03/21/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)