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Hospitals - Discharge of Patients - Emergency Medical Conditions and Extreme Temperatures (Rebecca's Law)

Sponsored by:

Senator Muse


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Finance; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Prohibiting a hospital from discharging into extreme outdoor temperatures a patient that an employee of the hospital has reason to believe is suffering from an emergency medical condition and lacks certain capacity to seek shelter, without assistance, from the extreme temperatures; providing that a person who violates certain provisions of the Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or both; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Muse, Madaleno, Oaks, Ramirez, Rosapepe, Smith, and Young
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Broad Subject(s):Health Care Facilities and Regulation
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Health - General

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March 13, 2018 11:35 A.M.