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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 2. Provisions of a General Nature
5/11/2021

§ 38.2-227. Public policy regarding punitive damages.

It is not against the public policy of the Commonwealth for any person to purchase insurance providing coverage for punitive damages arising out of the death or injury of any person as the result of negligence, including willful and wanton negligence, but excluding intentional acts. This section declares existing policy.

1983, c. 353, § 38.1-42.2; 1986, c. 562.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.