The Senate Rules Committee moved a bill that would extend COVID-19 liability protections for hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and assisted living facilities through June 1, 2023.
The bill (SB 7014) has not been referred to any other Senate committees. The House will consider HHS 1, its version of the proposal, in the House Health & Human Services Committee on Friday. The House and Senate bills are identical.
“The two chambers are working great together,” said Senate bill sponsor Sen. Danny Burgess.
The current law that shields businesses and health care providers from COVID-19-related lawsuits was one of the first measures passed by the Legislature during the 2021 Session. While general...