Workers' compensation; medical services. (HB1326)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; medical services.  Provides that a health care provider rendering medical services outside Virginia to an injured worker whose claim and injuries have been accepted as compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act shall be reimbursed for authorized, reasonable and necessary medical treatment in an amount equal to the workers' compensation fee schedule, if any, adopted by that state. If the other state does not have a fee schedule, the provider will be reimbursed based on the charges prevailing in the same community for similar treatment when the treatment is paid for by the injured person. The measure also directs the Workers' Compensation Commission to appoint a task force to develop recommendations relating to reductions or discounts for multiple surgical procedures performed during a single operative session, liability for the costs of assistants-at-surgery, and whether prompt payment to medical providers should be required. The Commission shall develop regulations addressing these issues by November 30, 2011. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2010Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 10104156D
01/22/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Committee substitute printed 10105306D-H1
02/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1326)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1326H1)
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105306D-H1
02/15/2010Emergency clause deleted
02/15/2010Amendment by Delegate Janis agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1326EH1
02/15/2010Printed as engrossed 10105306D-EH1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/23/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1326EH1)
03/08/2010Continued to 2011 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Subject matter referred by letter to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
03/08/2010Pursuant to Senate Rule 20(L)
12/02/2010Left in Commerce and Labor