House Bill 280

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Last Action to Judiciary (S)
Title AN ACT relating to a health facility patient's visitation rights.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 283
Sponsors M. Marzian, R. Palumbo, D. Watkins, S. Westrom
Summary of Original Version 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.
Index Headings of Original Version Health and Medical Services - Patient visitation rights, provide for
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Patient visitation rights, provide for
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
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02/05/09
  • introduced in House
02/06/09
  • to Health & Welfare (H)
02/23/09
  • posted in committee
02/26/09
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/27/09
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2009
03/03/09
  • 3rd reading, passed 93-7 with Committee Substitute
03/04/09
  • received in Senate
03/06/09
  • to Judiciary (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary 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bill to establish that the designation must be in writing; and amend the bill to establish that the designation must be rescinded in writing.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Patient visitation rights, provide for
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Patient visitation rights, provide for

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