The House Rules Committee delayed taking action against Delegate Ron Thompson until February 5th.
House Speaker Rick Thompson spoke with the Raleigh County Delegate on the phone, and received a letter from him.
The letter from Ron Thompson stated he had been ill and is seeking treatment for a medical condition.
Thompson also wrote he plans to return to his House of Delegates seat on February 5th.
The House Speaker said he didn't know what type of medical problem Ron Thompson has.