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Hospital Patient Visitation Rights During COVID-19

Concerning hospital patient visitation rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The act acknowledges the challenges to the state's health care systems caused by the COVID-19 virus, which has resulted in hospitals, in their efforts to keep patients and employees in a safe environment and minimize the risk of spreading the virus, limiting patients' ability to have loved ones visit them during hospitalizations. The act encourages hospitals to follow infection prevention protocols and identify ways to improve patient visitation policies.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details