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CS/CS/SB 988: In-person Visitation

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

In-person Visitation; Citing this act as the “No Patient Left Alone Act”; requiring certain providers to establish visitation policies and procedures within a specified timeframe; authorizing the resident, client, or patient to designate an essential caregiver; requiring in-person visitation in certain circumstances; authorizing providers to suspend in-person visitation of specific visitors under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 4/6/2022
Last Action: 4/8/2022 - Chapter No. 2022-34
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
1/28/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 02/02/22, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/2/2022 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 338
• Now in Appropriations
2/23/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/28/22, 10:30 am, 412 Knott Building
2/28/2022 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -SJ 521
3/2/2022 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/04/22 -SJ 689
• CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 525
3/4/2022 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 593
• Amendment(s) adopted (826924) -SJ 593
• Read 3rd time -SJ 594
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 594
3/4/2022 House • In Messages
3/7/2022 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/8/2022)
• 1st Reading (Engrossed 1)
3/8/2022 House • Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
3/9/2022 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 115, NAYS 2
3/10/2022 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 814
4/5/2022 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/6/2022 • Approved by Governor
4/8/2022 • Chapter No. 2022-34