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House Bill 1302


House Bill 1302

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


In-hospital patient care. Requires hospital clinical staff and hospital clinical trainees to wear identification cards containing certain information. Requires that certain written information concerning patient care be given to a patient before admission to a hospital. Provides that a patient may request that the nurse call the attending physician regarding the patient's personal medical care. Allows the patient to call the attending physician or designee. Requires the hospital to provide a mechanism through which a patient may access assistance for the resolution of the patient's medical concerns. Provides for administration and enforcement by the state department of health. Provides that these requirements do not create a civil cause of action.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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