DE HB21 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-4)
Status: Passed on September 13 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-09-13 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


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


Roll Calls

2017-06-07 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-03-28 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2017-09-13 Signed by Governor
2017-06-07 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2017-04-05 Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
2017-03-28 Assigned to Health, Children & Social Services Committee in Senate
2017-03-28 Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 2 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
2017-03-28 Amendment HA 2 to HB 21 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2017-03-28 Amendment HA 1 to HB 21 - Stricken in House
2017-03-28 Amendment HA 2 to HB 21 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-01-19 Amendment HA 1 to HB 21 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-01-18 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 4 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
2017-01-05 Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

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Bill Comments