SB0336 (CH0376)

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2016 Regular Session



Hospitals - Designation of Lay Caregivers

Sponsored by:

Senator Kelley


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 376

Synopsis:Requiring a hospital to provide a patient or the legal guardian of a patient with an opportunity to designate a lay caregiver before the patient is discharged from the hospital; requiring a hospital to document the decision to not designate a lay caregiver by a patient or the legal guardian of a patient in the patient's medical record; authorizing the patient or the legal guardian of the patient to change the designation of a lay caregiver in the event the lay caregiver becomes incapacitated; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Kelley, Astle, Benson, Feldman, Klausmeier, Middleton, and Pugh
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1277
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Finance  View Committee HearingHealth and Government Operations  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Health Care Facilities and Regulation
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Disclosure
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Care Facilities -see also- Clinics; Hospices; etc
Home Care Services -see also- Respite Care
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Statutes:Article - Health - General
(19-301, 19-380 through 19-385)

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