Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that a nursing home resident has the right to immediate access by the resident's immediate family or other relatives. Provides that the facility in which a resident resides must permit immediate access to the resident by the resident's immediate family or other relatives, subject to the resident's right to deny or withdraw his or her consent to such access. Provides that, in particular, a resident's immediate family members are not subject to visiting hour limitations. Effective immediately.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity)
In the opinion of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, HB 4534 creates a local government organization and structure mandate for which reimbursement of the increased costs to units of local government is not required under the State Mandates Act.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Public Health)
No fiscal impact on the Department of Public Health