HB 118/FN/LM (BR 468) - M. Marzian, K. Flood, J. Jenkins, R. Meeks, D. Owens, R. Palumbo, A. Simpson, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to a health facility patient's visitation rights.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to allow a patient of a health facility who is 18 years of age or older to designate, in writing, an individual not legally related by marriage or blood, who the patient wishes to have visitation rights; require the health facility to note this designation in the patient's permanent medical records; provide that the patient may rescind the designation at any time, in writing.
HB 118 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN/LM - Retain original provisions; add language to allow the appointed legal guardian, of a patient of a health facility who is eighteen years of age or older, to designate, in writing, an individual not legally related by marriage or blood, who the patient wishes to have visitation rights.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 5-introduced in House; to Health & Welfare (H)
Jan 19-posted in committee
Jan 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 22-2nd reading, to Rules
Jan 25-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Jan 27-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute
Jan 28-received in Senate
Feb 2-to Judiciary (S)