DE HB21 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-3)
Status: Introduced on January 5 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-01-05 - Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
Pending: House Health & Human Development Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]

Summary

This Act takes steps to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not denied access to organ transplant procedures based solely on their disability. Historically, individuals with disabilities have sometimes been denied access to life-saving organ transplants based on assumptions that people with disabilities are less worthy of care, or assumptions that the lack support services and/or the ability to follow post-transplant treatment plans. This bill prohibits denying a person with a disability a referral, evaluation and recommendation for transplantation solely on the basis of a non-medically significant disability and notes that persons who have the necessary support system to comply with post-transplant medical requirements should not have the inability to independently comply with those requirements held against them. The Act does not require referrals, recommendations or performance of medically inappropriate organ transplants. It affirms the state's commitment to the elimination of discrimination on the basis of disability.

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Title

An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Nondiscrimination In Access To Organ Transplantation.

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History

DateChamberAction
2017-01-05HouseIntroduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

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