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SB 934 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to health care liability insurance for certain long-term care facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 956 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the scope of a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1403 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the definition of health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 617 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the operation of certain self-insurance trusts for health care liability claims; requiring a certificate of authority to engage in the business of insurance. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2644 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the scope of a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 383 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to allowing a surrogate decision-maker to consent to certain medical treatments on behalf of an inmate of a correctional facility. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 1128 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to consent to certain medical treatments by a surrogate decision-maker on behalf of certain inmates. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1150 82-0 (2011) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to an affidavit required to be filed in a cause of action against a licensed attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2452 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to disclosures regarding liability limits and malpractice insurance and related coverage in connection with services provided at health care institutions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 190 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the licensing and regulation of physicians, physician assistants, acupuncturists, and surgical assistants. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 191 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: King, Susan
Relating to disposition of a contested case by the Texas Medical Board. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 856 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to consent to certain medical treatments by a surrogate decision-maker on behalf of certain inmates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Public Health
HB 1126 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the finality of an administrative law judge's decision in a contested case involving disciplinary action against a physician. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1995 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to the liability of volunteer audiologists and speech-language pathologists who provide certain speech, language, and hearing evaluations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3100 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to billing for certain adverse events that occur during the provision of health care services. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3101 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the deceptive trade practice of charging for certain preventable adverse health care events. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 152 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the standard of proof in health care liability claims involving emergency care. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 153 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to depositions of witnesses in a health care liability claim. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2005 80-0 (2007) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to liability of certain physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and occupational therapy assistants who voluntarily provide health care services. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3631 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the location of a quarry and associated pits in relation to residences in certain counties. House: Natural Resources Withdrawn from schedule
SB 468 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the standard of proof in health care liability claims involving emergency care. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 829 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to depositions of witnesses in a health care liability claim. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 954 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to liability of certain physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and occupational therapy assistants who voluntarily provide health care services. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 241 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to professional liability insurance for certain retired physicians acting as volunteer health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 242 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to medical liability insurance for certain retired physicians acting as volunteer health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 507 79-0 (2005) Author: Moreno, Joe | et. al. Relating to civil liability of certain volunteer health care providers. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 561 79-0 (2005) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to professional liability insurance for public school classroom teachers. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 654 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to professional liability insurance for volunteer health care providers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 655 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to certain volunteer health care providers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 686 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to the use of certain factors in determining premiums charged for professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 735 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to updating citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, in the Business & Commerce Code. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 737 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to updating citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, in Chapter 88, Civil Practice and Remedies Code. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 743 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to updating citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, in Chapter 160, Occupations Code. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 744 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to updating citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, in Chapter 164, Occupations Code. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 850 79-0 (2005) Author: Brown, Betty
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to professional health care liability insurance coverage information provided by a nursing home. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 938 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David | et. al. Relating to liability of physician assistants who provide certain emergency care. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1103 79-0 (2005) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to liability insurance for certain child-care facilities and child-placing agencies. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1532 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to rates for professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1665 79-0 (2005) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to a study of the effectiveness of rate regulation for medical malpractice insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2242 79-0 (2005) Author: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al. Relating to liability of physician assistants who provide certain emergency care. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 2306 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to procedures and remedies in certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2645 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to service of expert reports in health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2678 79-0 (2005) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Relating to underwriting of and ratemaking for professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 249 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce Relating to rates for professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 520 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the provision of health care services by a physician assistant during an emergency or a disaster. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Civil Practices
SB 1099 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to professional health care liability insurance coverage information provided by a nursing home. Senate: Health & Human Services Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1190 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to certain procedures governing health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Civil Practices
SB 1401 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the standard of proof in health care liability claims involving emergency care. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1648 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Civil Practices
HB 30 79-1 (2005) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to professional liability insurance for public school classroom teachers. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al. Relating to health care. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 4 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to reform of certain procedures and remedies in civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 6 78-0 (2003) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al. Relating to the regulation and enforcement of the practice of medicine by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 197 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 315 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to a statute of repose for certain malpractice suits against attorneys. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 385 78-0 (2003) Author: Delisi, Dianne | et. al. Relating to the liability of health care providers at free medical clinics. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 429 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to excluding certain nursing institutions from the requirement to maintain liability insurance coverage for health care liability claims. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 546 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to liability insurance coverage for certain nursing institutions. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 579 78-0 (2003) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al. Relating to limiting liability of physicians and health care providers for charitable care. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 709 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 784 78-0 (2003) Author: Davis, John Relating to coverage of assisted living facilities under professional liability insurance and the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 971 78-0 (2003) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the liability of a physician or health care provider to an individual receiving benefits under Medicaid. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1184 78-0 (2003) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to expert reports filed in health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1281 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to indemnification by the state of physicians providing certain health care services. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1463 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to underwriting and rating guidelines for medical professional liability insurance. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1757 78-0 (2003) Author: Smithee, John Relating to rate filing and rate rollbacks for professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2235 78-0 (2003) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to operations of physicians and other health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2246 78-0 (2003) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to rating guidelines for medical professional liability insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2259 78-0 (2003) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the policy terms for medical malpractice liability insurance written by the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2260 78-0 (2003) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the reporting of certain health care liability claims to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2603 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2749 78-0 (2003) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to limiting the liability of physicians and health care providers for health care provided on behalf of certain health services districts. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 2787 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to Self-Insurance Trusts. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2869 78-0 (2003) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to regulation of insurers writing professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2995 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the liability of physicians, health care providers, and hospital district management contractors who provide services for certain governmental entities. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3104 78-0 (2003) Author: Canales, Gabi Relating to health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 3163 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to rates for professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers; providing an administrative penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3202 78-0 (2003) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to rates for professional liability insurance for defined Physicians, Hospitals, and Health Care Providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3405 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to reporting of claims information by insurers writing professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance No action taken in committee
HB 3406 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to rates for professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3407 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to rate information to be filed by insurers writing professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers; providing an administrative penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3408 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to rate information to be filed by insurers writing professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers; providing an administrative penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3409 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the withdrawal of an insurer from writing professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers in this state. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3439 78-0 (2003) Author: Rose, Patrick
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the liability of certain health care practitioners for examinations and medical screenings of students. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HCR 299 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 4. Signed by the Governor
HJR 3 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning civil lawsuits against doctors and health care providers, and other actions, authorizing the legislature to determine limitations on non-economic damages. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 39 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limits of liability for other than economic damages in medical or health care liability claims and other claims. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
SB 12 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to health care liability claims. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 104 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Allen, Ray | et. al.
Relating to the regulation and enforcement of the practice of medicine by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners; providing a criminal penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 158 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to limiting liability of physicians and health care providers for charitable care. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 182 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to joint and several liability in health care liability claims. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 183 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the liability of certain health care practitioners and veterinarians for prescribing approved drugs or devices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 198 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the liability of health care providers at free medical clinics. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 208 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the contents of physician profiles created by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 295 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to limiting liability of emergency medical services personnel in certain situations. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 312 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to civil liability of and liability insurance for certain nursing institutions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 339 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to issuance of certain liability insurance by the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 364 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the limits on liability for a health care liability claim. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 421 78-0 (2003) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to coverage of assisted living facilities under professional liability insurance and the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 436 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to procedures regarding health care liability claims filed against physicians and health care providers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 561 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to indemnification by the state of physicians providing certain health care services. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 588 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to liability insurance coverage for certain nursing institutions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Civil Practices
SB 702 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to information regarding certain complaints filed with the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and related settlements. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 891 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: McCall, Brian
Relating to the operation of the joint underwriting association under the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Act. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1098 78-0 (2003) Author: Carona, John Relating to the liability of certain physicians for examinations and medical screenings of students. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1172 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the regulation of certain medical expert witnesses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1337 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the liability of physicians, health care providers, and hospital district management contractors who provide services for certain governmental entities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1468 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to rates charged for professional liability insurance coverage for physicians and health care providers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1598 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to health care liability claims. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1671 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to health care liability claims against nursing homes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1680 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to rate information to be filed by insurers writing professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1681 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to rate information to be filed by insurers writing professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1682 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to rates for professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1683 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the withdrawal of an insurer from writing professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1684 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to reporting of claims information by insurers writing professional liability insurance for physicians and health care providers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 83 78-3 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to professional liability insurance for certain retired physicians acting as volunteer health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 84 78-3 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to medical liability insurance for certain retired physicians acting as volunteer health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 22 78-4 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to medical liability insurance for certain retired physicians acting as volunteer health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 24 78-4 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to professional liability insurance for certain retired physicians acting as volunteer health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1000 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to operation of the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association and to participation of nursing homes in that association. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1424 77-0 (2001) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to medical care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1905 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to a cause of action that a health care liability claim is brought in bad faith. House: Civil Practices Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3011 77-0 (2001) Author: Smithee, John Relating to expert and bond requirements involving a health care liability claim. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3029 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to prohibition of disclosure of defense counsel's fee statements by liability insurers; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3093 77-0 (2001) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the limits on liability for a health care liability claim. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3395 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to standards for credentialing of health care providers in health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3501 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to information that a professional liability insurance carrier or the Texas Board of Medical Examiners may require a physician to provide. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3561 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to prohibition of disclosure of defense counsel's fee statements by liability insurers; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HR 1403 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1839. Reported enrolled
SB 415 77-0 (2001) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to operation of the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association and to participation of nursing homes in that association. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1030 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the limits on liability for a health care liability claim. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1106 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Zbranek, Zeb
Relating to the application of the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas to optometrists and therapeutic optometrists. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1297 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to information that a professional liability insurance carrier or the Texas Board of Medical Examiners may require a physician to provide. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1555 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to certain civil actions for injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual and certain related liability insurance coverage. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
SB 1594 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the creation of a long-term care facility liability insurance fund; authorizing the issuance of bonds; providing administrative penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 1653 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Dunnam, Jim
Relating to prohibition of disclosure of defense counsel's fee statements by liability insurers; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1838 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to certain long-term care facilities. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 1839 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Relating to certain long-term care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 2582 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the liability of attorneys who breach a duty of care in drafting a will. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 523 70-0 (1987) Author: Patrick, Kae
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the definition of health care provider for purposes of professional liability insurance coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 696 70-0 (1987) Author: Burnett, Dick
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to prosecutors purchasing malpractice liability insurance. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1171 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James Relating to the creation and operation of the Texas Professional Liability Insurance Underwriting Association. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 2332 70-0 (1987) Author: Robinson, Phyllis Relating to the inclusion of doctors of veterinary medicine in the definition of "health care provider" in the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2333 70-0 (1987) Author: Robinson, Phyllis Relating to the definition of health care provider for purposes of professional liability insurance coverage. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2569 70-0 (1987) Author: Telford, Barry Relating to the repeal of the prohibition on coverage of punitive damages under medical professional liability insurance. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2570 70-0 (1987) Author: Telford, Barry Relating to exemption from the prohibition on coverage of punitive damages under medical professional liability insurance in certain cities. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2630 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to liability limits for a health care liability claim. House: Insurance House passage as amended reported
SB 398 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the definition of health care provider for purposes of professional liability insurance coverage. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 540 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the collection and report of certain liability claims information by the State Board of Insurance. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 541 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to professional liability insurance for physicians engaged in certain volunteer work; imposing a civil penalty. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 596 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to certain reports required of liability insurers. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 612 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the duty of certain insurers to write certain lines and classes of insurance coverage. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 1074 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to review by medical review panels of certain claims against health care providers. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1376 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to review of certain claims against health care providers by medical prefiling review panels. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 4 70-1 (1987) Author: Gavin, John Relating to the provision and regulation of certain liability insurance. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 6 70-1 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to liability limits for a health care liability claim. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
SB 2 70-1 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Gavin, John
Relating to the provision and regulation of certain liability insurance; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Committee of the Whole
Effective in 90 days--9/2/87
HB 5 70-2 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to liability limits for a health care liability claim. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HJR 3 70-2 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to liability limits for a health care liability claim. House: State Affairs Coauthor withdrawn
SB 16 70-2 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to liability limits for a health care liability claim. Senate: Economic Development Left as pending business in comm.
SB 87 70-2 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Gavin, John
Relating to reports to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and declaring an emergency. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/87
SJR 3 70-2 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to liability limits for a health care liability claim. Senate: Economic Development Left as pending business in comm.
HB 1858 69-0 (1985) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to notice requirements for asserting a health care liability claim. House: Public Health 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2399 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Richard
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to medical malpractice coverage for certain institutions. House: Insurance
Senate: Education
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1279 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the limit on civil liability in an action on a health care liability claim; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1344 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Smith, Richard
Relating to medical malpractice coverage for certain institutions; defining medical staff or students. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
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HB 36 69-3 (1986) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the addition of certain migrant and community health centers to coverage offered by the medical liability insurance underwriting association. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
SB 23 69-3 (1986) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the addition of certain migrant and community health centers to coverage offered by the medical liability insurance underwriting association. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 87 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to regulation of professional liability insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 564 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the regulation of health care liability claims under the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas. House: Insurance Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 848 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the authority of the boards of regents of certain insitutions of higher education to provide malpractice insurance to veterinary staff members and veterinary students. House: Insurance
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1228 68-0 (1983) Author: Horn, Jim Relating to the public school educators' professional liability insurance program. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
HB 1575 68-0 (1983) Author: Lee, Don
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the operation of the Joint Underwriting Association established by the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Act. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
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HB 1924 68-0 (1983) Author: Presnal, Bill Relating to certian veterinary medical malpractice protection provided by the Texas A&M University System. House: Higher Education Referred to Committee on Higher Education
HB 2124 68-0 (1983) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action. House: Public Health Referred to Committee on Public Health
HB 2219 68-0 (1983) Author: Pierce, George Relating to reduction of damage awards in certain civil suits; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 968 68-0 (1983) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to extension of the date policies may be issued under the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Act. Senate: Economic Development No action taken
SB 1088 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Relating to certain veterinary medical malpractice protection provided by The Texas A&M University System and to the powers and duties of the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1201 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1202 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to reduction of damage awards in certain civil suits; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 73 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to regulation of professional liability insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 1133 67-0 (1981) Author: Pierce, George Relating to bad faith causes of action for medical malpractice. House: State Affairs Coauthor withdrawn
HB 1377 67-0 (1981) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to eligibility for coverage under and to extension of the date policies may be issued under the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Act. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1507 67-0 (1981) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court actions. House: Employment Practices Coauthor authorized
HB 2054 67-0 (1981) Author: Cain, David Relating to medical malpractice for medical staff and students of various institutions. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
SB 535 67-0 (1981) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to bad faith causes of action for medical malpractice. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 814 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to medical malpractice coverage for The University of Texas and Texas A&M University Systems, Texas Tech University School of Medicine and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. House: Health Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 256 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to regulation of professional liability insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 581 66-0 (1979) Author: Salinas, Froy Relating to medical malpractice coverage for the medical staff and students of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine at Lubbock. House: Higher Education Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 691 66-0 (1979) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 692 66-0 (1979) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to the Medical Disclosure Panel. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Malpractice
HB 898 66-0 (1979) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to Bad Faith Cause of Action under the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act. House: Insurance Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1127 66-0 (1979) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to extension of the medical liability joint underwriting association. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1214 66-0 (1979) Author: Cain, David Relating to a definition of medical staff and students eligible for malpractice protection. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Malpractice
HB 1889 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to certain coverages of physicians under contracts of professional liability insurance issued by health care liability claim trust. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
SB 214 66-0 (1979) Author: Short, E.L.
Sponsor: Salinas, Froy
Relating to medical malpractice coverage for the medical staff and students of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 291 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Amending the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvemtn Act enacted by the 65th Legislature. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 475 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Amending the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Motion lost to consider on third reading
SB 640 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Simpson, Bob
Relating to extension of the date of dissolution of the joint underwriting association established by the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association Act. House: Insurance
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 919 66-0 (1979) Author: Howard, Ed
Sponsor: Simpson, Bob
Relating to certain coverages of physicians under contracts of professional liability insurance issued by health care liability claim trusts. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1042 66-0 (1979) Author: McKnight, Peyton Relating to professional liability insurance for licensed real estate brokers and salesmen against certain real estate professional liability claims and related risks. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 87 65-0 (1977) Author: Kaster, James J.
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to insurance coverage for certain radiation therapy centers, blood banks, and health organizations by the joint underwriting association. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 138 65-0 (1977) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Relating to determination of liability and damages for malpractice of certain licensed professionals. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 370 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to enactment of the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas; providing findings and purposes; providing definitions; providing regulation of professional liability insurance for persons licensed to practice medicine or podiatry or certified to administer anesthesia in this state and for any hospital licensed under the Texas Hospital Licensing Law; providing the powers, duties, and procedures of the State Board of Insurance, the rights and duties of insurers and rating associations, and rights of insureds or other affected persons; providing for certain notices of noncompliance confidential; requiring policies to be made on not less than an annual premium basis; making maintenance tax applicable to insurance written under this Act; relating to the extent of application of this Act; amending the Insurance Code. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 722 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to medical professional liability and insurance. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 723 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to notice and negotiation of certain malpractice claims against certain health care providers. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 724 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to the time for filing certain health care liability claims. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 725 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to hospital and clinics rather than certain persons being named as defendants in certain lawsuits and assuming responsibility for acts of negligence. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 726 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to limitation of liability for pain and suffering of certain health care providers. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 728 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to itemizing damage awards in certain court actions. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 729 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to reduction of damage awards in suits against certain health care providers. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 730 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to the method for payment of damages in certain court actions. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 731 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to arbitration of certain disputes, controversies, and issues in which certain health care providers, hospitals, or their agents and employees as defined in this Act are involved arising out of or resulting from injury or death of a person. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 732 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to review of certain malpractice claims against health care providers, as defined in this Act, by medical review panels. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 735 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to standardized policy forms and approved endorsements for professional liability insurance policies. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 736 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to coverage of punitive damages in certain policies and contracts of liability insurance. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 737 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to surcharges on insureds under certain policies of professional liability insurance. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 738 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to the coverage, powers, duties, operation, and financing of the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 739 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to self-insurance against claims arising out of rendering of failure to render medical care of services by certain persons. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 740 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to written agreements, contracts, and warranties of cure. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 741 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to the creation, control, management, and operation of a patient's compensation fund. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 746 65-0 (1977) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to liability for and payment of claims against certain health care providers employed by the state. House: State Affairs Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 872 65-0 (1977) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to certain medical malpractice protection provided by The University of Texas System. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 892 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to regulation of professional liability insurance. House: Insurance Coauthor authorized
HB 908 65-0 (1977) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to liability of certain units of government resulting from negligence or wrongful acts or omissions by certain medical personnel. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 957 65-0 (1977) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to reporting certain court judgments to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1048 65-0 (1977) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to health care liability insurance, certain providers of health care, and certain health care liability claims; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1065 65-0 (1977) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the creation, coverage, and operation of a trust fund for legal malpractice insurance. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1199 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the malpractice liability of various licensed professionals. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1388 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the malpractice liability of various licensed professionals. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 103 65-0 (1977) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to enactment of the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 348 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to settlement and release of liability; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 391 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to certain medical malpractice protection provided by The University of Texas System and The Texas A&M University System. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 775 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the malpractice liability of various licensed professionals. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 1144 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to regulation of professional liability insurance. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 39 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Carl To authorize the legislature to provide for a state medical malpractice insurance program and to appropriate state funds to maintain the program. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably
HB 778 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to regulation of rates and policy forms of professional liability insurance covering persons engaged in the practice of medicine. House: Insurance Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1127 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to establishing the Medical Insurance Injury Compensation Commission of Texas; providing for the membership, duties, rule making authority, and operating procedures of the Commission; establishing a procedure to hear and determine claims for injuries or death to patients as a consequence of medical injury; requiring that all health care providers be insured under policies of medical professional liability insurance or show continuing proof of financial responsibility; regulating policy forms and rates for medical professional liability insurance; providing a special schedule of compensation and awards for medical injuries; providing for the award and taxing of costs of proceedings before the Commission; providing a procedure for appeals from final determinations of the Commission; providing a source for the funding of the administration of the Act; establishing a transitional date after which all claims for medical injury shall be filed with the Commission; providing a penalty for the filing of false claims; providing for the creation, operations, powers, functions and duties of a Medical Board to assist the Commission; repealing all laws in conflict; establishing an effective date; relating to the transfer and sale of surplus and salvage equipment and material by the Board of Control. House: State Affairs Reported from committee with substitute
HB 1129 64-0 (1975) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to establishing the Texas Patients' Insurance Compensation Board; providing for the membership, duties, rule-making authority, and operating procedures of the Board; providing a method to hear and determine claims for bodily injury or death to patients as a result of a tort or breach of contract by a health care provider; providing for the filing of patients' claims and the procedures and standards for determination of the liability of health care providers; requiring that all health care providers be insured under a policy of patients' compensation insurance, as defined in the Act, or provide proof of financial responsibility; regulating patients' compensation insurance policy forms; establishing a Texas joint underwriting association to include all insurers authorized to write and engaged in writing patients' compensation insurance; providing a special schedule of compensation and awards; providing a source of funding for administration of this Act; providing for determination of attorneys' fees and awards and taxing of costs of proceedings. House: Insurance Coauthor authorized
HB 1189 64-0 (1975) Author: Vick, Larry Relating to the regulation of rates of professional liability insurance. House: Insurance Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1256 64-0 (1975) Author: Vick, Larry Relating to full disclosure of claims, loss, and expense experience of professional liability insurance covering the healing arts. House: Insurance Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1257 64-0 (1975) Author: Vick, Larry Relating to a medical malpractice assigned risk plan. House: Insurance Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 1258 64-0 (1975) Author: Vick, Larry Relating to creation of malpractice screening panels. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1625 64-0 (1975) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to the regulation of professional liability insurance. House: Insurance Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1763 64-0 (1975) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to amendment of the Insurance Code to establish a joint underwriting association for the writing of medical liability insurance in Texas and providing for the plan of operation of the association; requiring all insurers authorized to write personal injury liability insurance in Texas to participate; providing for approval of forms and rates by the State Insurance Board; providing a procedure for appeals; requiring the association to file annual statements and to be examined annually; providing an effective date. House: Insurance Reported from committee with substitute
HB 1768 64-0 (1975) Author: Hendricks, Bob Relating to amendment of the Statute of Frauds to make it applicable to agreements, promises, contracts, or warranties of results of medical treatment, denying any action based on such agreements, etc., unless in writing and signed by the party to be charged therewith. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HCR 75 64-0 (1975) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to study the feasibility of legislative solutions to the medical professional liability problem. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HR 149 64-0 (1975) Author: Bynum, Ben Relating to authorizing the Committee on Insurance to make an interim study of medical malpractice insurance. House: Insurance
SB 466 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Bynum, Ben
Relating to the regulation of professional liability insurance for persons licensed to practice medicine or podiarty or certified to administer anesthesia in this state and for any hospital licensed under the Texas Hospital Licensing Law; providing the powers, duties, and procedures of the State Board of Insurance, the rights and duties of insurers and rating associations, and the rights of insureds or other affected persons; making certain notices of noncompliances confidential; requiring policies to be made on not less than an annual premium basis; making maintenance tax applicable to insurance written under this Act; providing applicability of other sections of the Insurance Code; providing limitation period within which claims must be filed; providing the extent of application of the Act; providing an effective date and expiration date of the Act; preserving certain causes of action accruing during the effective date. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 491 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to amendment of the Insurance Code; to establish a joint underwriting association for the writing of medical liability insurance in Texas and providing for the plan of operation of the association; providing the powers and duties of the association and the State Board of Insurance and procedures to be followed; requiring all insurers authorized to write certain insurance in Texas to participate; providing for approval of forms and rates by the State Board of Insurance; providing a procedure for appeals; providing certain immunity from liability; making certain requirements for a plan of dissolution of the association; requiring the association to file annual statements and to be examined annually; providing for a medical professional liability study commission to remain in existence through the 65th legislative session; providing an effective date and a date beyond which no policies will be issued. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 635 64-0 (1975) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Relating to the Patients' Compensation Act of Texas; providing for certain definitions; placing certain duties and responsibilities on the Commissioner of Insurance; providing that contracts of cure be in writing; relating to patient's remedy against health care provider who does not qualify; providing for place of filing of patients' claims and providing that there be no statement of dollar amount of claim in pleadings; providing that the provisions of this Act do not apply to acts of health care negligence which occurred before a certain date; providing for a limitation of recovery on patients' claims; relating to advance payments by a defendant; providing for filing of proof of financial responsibility of health care providers; providing for a limitation period on the filing of claims against health care providers; providing for a patients' compensation fund; providing for an annual surcharge on health care providers to maintain the fund; relating to settlement of claims against the fund; relating to attorneys' fees; providing for the reporting of claims settled or adjudicated to final judgment against health care providers to the insurance commissioner; relating to the maintenance of and provisions in policies of professional liability insurance for health care providers; providing for the establishment and operation of health care review panels and procedures for reviewing claims... House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Failed to pass to third reading
SB 892 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to amendment of the Statute of Frauds to make it applicable to agreements, promises, contracts, or warranties of results of medical treatment, denying any action based on such agreements, unless in writing and signed by the party to be charged therewith. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably
SB 983 64-0 (1975) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to medical malpractice and the practice of medicine in the State of Texas, creating a mutual casualty insurance company for the issuance of professional liability insurance coverage to physicians in order to provide payment to injured parties for medical malpractice claims resulting from the rendering of or failure to render professional services by physicians or other authorized health care professionals; authorizing a tax on physicians to create the mutual casualty insurance company and means to collect the tax; granting certain tax dedications and exemptions; defining the scope of recovery and limiting the liability for certain injuries or acts; defining certain terms; and generally relating to medical malpractice and payment of claims therefore; and grantinng certain powers and duties to certain officials and offices in relation thereto. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SCR 36 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Creating a special joint interim committee to study the feasibility of legislative solutions to the medical professional liability problem in this state; providing that the interim study committee be composed of 9 members: three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House, three senators appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and three citizens appointed by the Governor; providing that the committee shall have power to issue process to witnesses at any place in the state and to compel their attendence and production of all books, records, and instruments; to issue attachments where necessary to obtain compliance with subpoenas or other process, which may be addressed to and served by any peace officer of this state; providing that from the contingent expense fund of the House and the contingent expense fund of the Senate equally, the members of the committee shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in carrying out the purposes of this resolution, and other necessary expenses of operation shall be paid from the contingent expense fund of the house and the contingent expense fund of the Senate, equally; authorizing the committee to employ staff for the conduct of the study; providing that the committee shall make its complete report, including findings and recommendations and drafts of any legislation deemed necessary, to the 65th Legislature when it convenes in January, 1977. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
HB 374 63-0 (1973) Author: Vecchio, James S. Relating to the admissibility in evidence of certain statements of fact or opinion in cases of contract or tort for malpractice. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 672 63-0 (1973) Author: Vecchio, James S. Relating to the accrual of a cause of action for medical or surgical malpractice. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HCR 195 62-0 (1971) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Herring, Charles
Authorizing correction in SB 534.
SB 403 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the admissability in evidence of certain statements of fact or opinion in cases of contract or tort for malpractice.
SB 479 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to permitting direct suits against liability insurers.
SB 534 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Braecklein, Bill
Relating to the liability for damages of persons engaged in the transplantation or transfusion of human tissues and blood and related purposes; providing penalties.
HB 907 60-0 (1967) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code by permitting direct suits against liability insurers.
HB 968 57-0 (1961) Author: Peeler, Travis A. | et. al. Relating to authorizing counties to contract for, and pay the premiums of, liability insurance protection for members of boards and committees which, by law, have autonomous powers.
HB 530 33-0 (1913) Author: Ritchie, Elisha Bishop Relating to preventing and punishing malpractice and immoral and unprofessional conduct on the part of physicians and surgeons, to prohibit them from employing drummers or advertising by improper means; to prohibit them from giving medicine or performing operations while drunk; prescribing punishment.
SB 165 29-0 (1905) Relating to prohibiting malpractice and frauds in the practice of medicine and surgery, and to revoke license.

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