SB 202

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 11, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 08, 2021
  • Governor

Hospital and health facility visitation.

Abstract

Allows a person admitted as a patient to a hospital or ambulatory outpatient surgical center (facility) to receive visitation by specified individuals during a declared emergency or public health emergency. Requires visitors to comply with applicable disease control or prevention guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when visiting a patient. Requires a facility to permit the visitation of a person admitted as a patient in a facility during specified compassionate care scenarios. Allows a facility to limit visitation in certain instances. Provides certain civil immunity for a facility, its employees, and contractors for an injury or harm caused by or resulting from: (1) the exposure of a contagious disease or other harmful agent that is specified during a disaster emergency; or (2) acts or omissions by visitors who are present in the facility; as a result of the implementation of the required protocols. Requires health facilities and residential care facilities (health facilities) to allow visitation of a resident in a compassionate care situation. Requires the state department of health to adopt standards and guidelines concerning the essential family caregiver program during a declared emergency or public health emergency and requires facilities to participate in the program. Allows for the designation of an essential family caregiver for a resident of a health facility and allows for visitation during restricted visitation at the health facility. Specifies requirements for an individual to be designated as an essential family caregiver and allows for the reconsideration and reporting of a denial of a request for designation. Allows the state department of health to adopt certain rules concerning the program. Provides certain civil immunity for a health facility, its employees, and contractors for an injury or harm caused by or resulting from: (1) the exposure of a contagious disease or other harmful agent that is specified during a disaster emergency; or (2) acts or omissions by visitors who are present in the health facility; as a result of the implementation of the required protocols.

Bill Sponsors (22)

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Apr 21, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Apr 13, 2021

Senate

Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 432: yeas 50, nays 0

Apr 09, 2021

Senate

Motion to concur filed

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Apr 08, 2021

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 374: yeas 88, nays 0

Apr 06, 2021

House

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

House

Amendment #5 (Barrett) prevailed; voice vote

Apr 01, 2021

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Mar 01, 2021

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Public Health

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
public health

Feb 12, 2021

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 11, 2021

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Barrett

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 94: yeas 47, nays 0

Senate

Cosponsors: Representatives Lehman, Miller, Wesco

Senate

Senators Busch and Gaskill added as coauthors

Senate

Senator Houchin added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Melton added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Tomes added as coauthor

Feb 09, 2021

Senate

Senator Raatz added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Koch added as coauthor

Feb 08, 2021

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 04, 2021

Senate

Senator Niemeyer added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Leising added as third author

Senate

Senator Yoder added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Niemeyer removed as third author

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Senate

Senators Becker, Donato, Mishler, Grooms added as coauthors

Jan 26, 2021

Senate

Senator Zay added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Doriot added as coauthor

Jan 11, 2021

Senate

Senator Charbonneau added as second author

Senate

Senator Niemeyer added as third author

Jan 07, 2021

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
health and provider services

Senate

Authored by Senator Rogers

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (H) PDF
Enrolled Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0202.05.ENRH.FN001 PDF

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