HB 7

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House Apr 29, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 29, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jun 08, 2021
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Adult Correction Healthcare Review Committee.

Abstract

This Act makes permanent and temporary changes to the Adult Correction Healthcare Review Committee ("ACHRC") which is a committee that serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor, General Assembly and the Commissioner of the Department of Correction on all matters relating to the provision of inmate health care services. The permanent changes include adding to ACHRC a healthcare professional who by virtue of the professional's training, education, and specialization hold expertise in correctional health and allowing either a psychiatrist or forensic psychologist to serve as a member. The temporary changes address the Department's response to COVID-19 from March 12, 2020 to March 30, 2021. This Act requires ACHRC to provide a report to the Governor, General Assembly and Commissioner a report regarding the efficacy and appropriateness of the Department's response identifying total numbers of correctional officers and inmates who tested positive and died from COVID-19 or COVID-19 related illnesses. The report also identifies the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement and assesses the medical treatment provided to inmates who tested positive for COVID-19. The Act authorizes ACHRC to request records, consult with additional medical professionals and engage additional staff. Finally, for 2021 and 2022, the Chairpersons of the House and Senate Corrections Committees will be voting members of ACHRC, but cannot designate another individual to attend meetings or vote.

Bill Sponsors (12)

Votes


Apr 29, 2021

Jun 08, 2021

Jun 17, 2021

Jun 22, 2021

Actions


Jun 22, 2021

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

Jun 17, 2021

House

Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT

House

Amendment HA 1 to HB 7 - Passed In House by Voice Vote

Jun 15, 2021

House

Amendment HA 1 to HB 7 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Jun 08, 2021

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to HB 7 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 3 NO 1 ABSENT

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT

Jun 03, 2021

House

Amendment SA 1 to HB 7 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

May 20, 2021

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Corrections & Public Safety

Apr 29, 2021

Senate

Assigned to Corrections & Public Safety Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Corrections & Public Safety

House

Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES

Apr 23, 2021

House

Suspension of Rules in House

Mar 23, 2021

House

Reported Out of Committee (Corrections) in House with 6 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Corrections

Mar 09, 2021

House

Introduced and Assigned to Corrections Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Corrections

Bill Text

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HA 1 to HB 7 HTML PDF
SA 1 to HB 7 HTML PDF

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