DE HB242 | 2023-2024 | 152nd General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 9-5)
Status: Engrossed on June 30 2023 - 50% progression
Action: 2023-07-21 - Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate
Pending: Senate Health & Social Services Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [HTML]


This legislation is an attempt to strike a balance between the need to protect hospital staff, hospital patients, and the public from harm during a State of Emergency, pandemic, or infectious disease outbreak with the expectation that patients should be able to receive support from their family and spiritual counselors during a time of personal crisis.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Hospital Visitation Policy.


Roll Calls

2023-06-30 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 28 N: 13 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-07-21 Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate
2023-06-30 Passed By House. Votes: 28 YES 13 NO
2023-06-30 was introduced and adopted in lieu of HB 242

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