HB1277 (CH0377)

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2016 Regular Session



Hospitals - Designation of Lay Caregivers

Sponsored by:

Delegate Cullison


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 377

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; requiring a hospital to request consent from a patient or the legal guardian of a patient to release medical information to a lay caregiver; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Cullison, Angel, Kelly, Kipke, McMillan, Miele, Morgan, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Saab, Sample-Hughes, West, K. Young, Hammen, Barron, Bromwell, Hayes, Hill, Krebs, McDonough, Morhaim, Pendergrass, and Rose
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0336
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
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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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