Bill Text: TX HJR110 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain long-term care facilities to designate an essential caregiver who is provided meaningful access to the resident during public health emergencies.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-15 - Referred to Human Services [HJR110 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HJR110-Introduced.html
  87R7872 JG-D
 
  By: Sanford H.J.R. No. 110
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for
  residents of certain long-term care facilities to designate an
  essential caregiver who is provided meaningful access to the
  resident during public health emergencies.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article I, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 35 to read as follows:
         Sec. 35.  (a)  Each nursing facility, assisted living
  facility, intermediate care facility, and state supported living
  center, as those terms are defined by general law, shall develop and
  implement policies and procedures to allow each resident of the
  facility or center to designate at least one essential caregiver
  who is provided meaningful access to the resident, including
  in-person visitation, during a public health emergency declared
  under general law.
         (b)  The legislature by general law may prescribe guidelines
  for a facility or center described by Subsection (a) of this section
  to follow in establishing essential caregiver visitation policies
  and procedures. 
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 2, 2021.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment establishing a right
  for residents of certain long-term care facilities to designate an
  essential caregiver who is provided meaningful access to the
  resident during public health emergencies."
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