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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Health facility visitation. Requires health facilities and residential care facilities (facilities) to allow visitation of a resident in a compassionate care situation. Requires the state department of health to implement the essential family caregiver program during a declared emergency, a public health emergency, or similar crisis, and requires facilities to participate in the program. Allows for the designation of an essential family caregiver for a resident of a facility and allows for visitation during restricted visitation at the facility. Specifies requirements for an individual to be designated as an essential family caregiver. Allows the state department of health to adopt Health facility visitation. Requires health facilities and residential care facilities (facilities) to allow visitation of a resident in a compassionate care situation. Requires the state department of health to implement the essential family caregiver program during a declared emergency, a public health emergency, or similar crisis, and requires facilities to participate in the program. Allows for the designation of an essential family caregiver for a resident of a facility and allows for visitation during restricted visitation at the facility. Specifies requirements for an individual to be designated as an essential family caregiver. Allows the state department of health to adopt certain rules concerning the program. Allows for immunity of a facility participating in the program unless there is gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. ... View more