Bill Status of SB2160  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jil Tracy - Terri Bryant - Melinda Bush and John Connor

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Emergency Situation Essential Caregiver Act. Presents the findings of the General Assembly. Provides that, during any emergency situation, essential caregivers shall be allowed to visit residents in accordance with the Act. Provides that residents of a facility shall be allowed to designate up to 3 essential caregivers who will be allowed to visit and provide care in accordance with this Act in the event of an emergency. Provides that current residents of a facility must be allowed to designate up to 3 essential caregivers within 10 business days of the Act's effective date. Requires facilities to establish specified policies and procedures regarding the designation of essential caregivers, visitations by essential caregivers, and scheduling of such visits that will be in effect during the time of any emergency situation. Provides that residents who are unreasonably denied access to an essential caregiver are entitled to recover statutory damages from the facility of up to $10,000 per day that access is unreasonably denied. Contains an immunity provision for facilities, facility employees, or facility contractors who act in good faith to implement the Act's requirements. Provides that the Act may not be suspended or modified by Executive Order. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jil Tracy
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/16/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  3/24/2021SenateTo Executive- Government Operations
  4/9/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die