RI H7082 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Passed on June 4 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-06-04 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Requires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities to adopt policies to use a smoke evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.

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Licensing Of Health Care Facilities


Roll Calls

2018-03-14 - House - Passage (Y: 67 N: 0 NV: 8 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-06-04HouseSigned by Governor
2018-05-30HouseTransmitted to Governor
2018-05-30SenateSenate passed in concurrence
2018-05-29SenatePlaced on the Senate Consent Calendar (05/30/2018)
2018-05-24SenateCommittee recommends passage in concurrence
2018-05-18SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/24/2018)
2018-03-27SenateReferred to Senate Health and Human Services
2018-03-14HouseHouse read and passed
2018-03-09HousePlaced on House Calendar (03/14/2018)
2018-02-28HouseCommittee recommends passage
2018-02-19HouseScheduled for consideration (02/28/2018)
2018-02-14HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2018-02-09HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/14/2018)
2018-01-10HouseIntroduced, referred to House H.E.W.


Rhode Island State Sources

Bill Comments