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Bill Detail: HB21-1172

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Title Hospital Patient Long-term Care Resident Visit Rights
Status House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely (04/21/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors T. Geitner (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 03/04/2021

The bill specifies that a patient admitted to a hospital for inpatient
care and a resident of a nursing care facility or assisted living residence
may have at least one visitor of the patient's or resident's choosing during
the stay or residency. A hospital, a nursing care facility, and an assisted
living residence (collectively referred to as health-care facility) must
have written policies and procedures regarding the visitation rights of
patients and residents, including policies and procedures setting forth any
clinically necessary or reasonable restriction or limitation that the

health-care facility may need to place on patient and resident visitation
rights and the reasons for the restriction or limitation.
The bill prohibits a health-care facility from adopting policies or
procedures that prohibit visitation of a patient or resident if the sole
reason for the prohibition is to reduce the risk of transmission of a
pandemic disease, but a health-care facility may impose specified
requirements and limitations for visitors to reduce the risk of transmission
of the pandemic disease.

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