In its 1989 session, the General Assembly amended several medical malpractice statutes. Perhaps the most important changes expanded the definition of "health care provider" under the Medical Malpractice Act (the "Act"), and clarified the qualification requirements for expert witnesses.
Phillip C. Stone & Charles F. Hilton,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Medical Malpractice the Year in Review,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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