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HB 280 (BR 283) - M. Marzian, R. Palumbo, D. Watkins, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to a health facility patient's visitation rights.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to allow a patient of a health facility who is 18 years of age or older to designate, orally or in writing, an individual not legally related by marriage or blood who the patient wishes to be considered as an immediate family member; require the health facility to note this designation in the patient's permanent medical records.


     HCS - Retain original provisions; amend the bill to remove reference to "immediate family member;" amend the bill to require that the patient may designate an individual to have visitation rights upon admission to the health facility; amend the bill to establish that the designation must be in writing; and amend the bill to establish that the designation must be rescinded in writing.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 23-posted in committee
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2009
     Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 93-7 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 4-received in Senate
     Mar 6-to Judiciary (S)

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