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CS/SB 988: Patient Visitation Rights

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Garcia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Rodriguez ; Perry

Patient Visitation Rights; Citing this act as the "No Patient Left Alone Act"; requiring providers to allow clients to receive visitors during their admission or residency at the facility; requiring providers to develop certain alternative visitation protocols if providers have to restrict public access to their facilities for health or safety concerns; authorizing providers to require visitors to adhere to specified infection control protocols; authorizing providers to refuse visitation to a visitor who does not pass a health screening or refuses to comply with the provider’s infection control protocols; requiring providers to submit their visitation policies to the Agency for Health Care Administration by a specified date for approval, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/18/2022 Senate - CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 174
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/18/2021 Senate • Filed
12/13/2021 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 66
1/10/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 01/13/22, 11:00 am, 412 Knott Building
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 66
1/13/2022 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 115
1/18/2022 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
• CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 174