2020 House Bill 6159

House Roll Call 481: Passed

To give medical care providers immunity from lawsuits seeking damages for their actions and treatments during the first months of the coronavirus epidemic. The bill states:<br> “A health care provider or health care facility that provides health care services in support of this state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is not liable for an injury, including death, sustained by an individual by reason of those services, regardless of how, under what circumstances, or by what cause those injuries are sustained, unless it is established that the provision of the services constituted willful misconduct, gross negligence, intentional and willful criminal misconduct, or intentional infliction of harm by the health care provider or health care facility.”<br> This would apply retroactively for the period after March 29, 2020 and before July 14, 2020.

64 Yeas / 37 Nays
Republican (57 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (7 Yeas / 37 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (8)