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2017 Regular Session



Hospitals - Patient's Bill of Rights

Sponsored by:

Senator Benson


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Providing it is the intent of the General Assembly to promote the health, safety, and well-being of patients and to foster communication between patients and health care providers; requiring each administrator of a hospital to provide patients with a specified patient's bill of rights; requiring each administrator of a hospital to provide translators or an interpreter for specified patients; requiring each administrator of a hospital to conspicuously post copies of the patient's bill of rights in specified areas; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Benson, Currie, Guzzone, Kagan, Lee, Muse, Salling, Smith, and Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0808
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Finance  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Health Care Facilities and Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Communications -see also- Electronic Comm; Language; Telecom
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Health Care Facilities -see also- Clinics; Hospices; etc
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Human Rights
Job Training -see also- Continuing Education
Language -see also- Communication; Electronic Comm; Telecomm
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Public Information
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Safety -see also- Cybersecurity; Occupational Safety
Statutes:Article - Health - General

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November 28, 2017 1:12 P.M.