MD HB983 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-30 - Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 789
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to develop certain guidelines relating to the restrictions on personal and compassionate care visitation that a nursing home may impose to reduce the spread of COVID-19 or another disease that constitutes a catastrophic health emergency; declaring that it is the intent of the General Assembly that during a catastrophic health emergency visitation in nursing homes be prioritized to balance the physical needs of the residents with the mental and spiritual needs of the residents; etc.

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Nursing Homes - COVID-19 and Other Catastrophic Health Emergencies - Visitation (The Gloria Daytz Lewis Act)


Roll Calls

2021-04-12 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-12 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 135 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2021-05-30HouseEnacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 789
2021-04-12HouseReturned Passed
2021-04-12SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2021-04-12SenateSecond Reading Passed
2021-04-12SenateFavorable Adopted
2021-04-12SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2021-03-17SenateHearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.
2021-03-16SenateReferred Finance
2021-03-12HouseThird Reading Passed (135-0)
2021-03-11HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-11HouseFavorable with Amendments {166187/1 Adopted
2021-03-10HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2021-02-05HouseHearing 2/18 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-02-05HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health - General191410.3(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments