2008 Regular Session

SENATE BILL 566

CHAPTER NUMBER: 590
File Code: Health Care Facilities and Regulation Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 733
Sponsored By:
Senators Garagiola and Kelley
Entitled:
Health Care Facility Visitation and Medical Decisions - Domestic Partners

Synopsis:

Requiring specified health care facilities to allow domestic partners and specified relatives of domestic partners to visit a domestic partner except under specified circumstances; requiring two adults to be treated as domestic partners under specified circumstances related to medical emergencies; providing that a health care agent retains specified authority to make specified decisions notwithstanding specified provisions of law; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
2/1
First Reading Finance
2/14
Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
3/10
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
3/11
Favorable with Amendments
Laid Over (Senator Greenip) Adopted
3/12
Favorable with Amendments
Committee Amendment Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted (29-16)
Floor Amendment (Senator Harris)
Special Order 3/13 (Senator Harris) Adopted
3/13
Floor Amendment (Senator Harris)
Special Order 3/14 (Senator Garagiola) Adopted
3/14
Floor Amendment (Senator Harris) Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Mooney) Rejected (18-27)
Floor Amendment (Senator Mooney) Rejected (17-26)
Floor Amendment (Senator Mooney) Rejected (16-28)
Floor Amendment (Senator Greenip) Rejected (14-30)
Floor Amendment (Senator Greenip) Rejected (16-29)
Floor Amendment (Senator Greenip) Rejected (16-29)
Floor Amendment (Senator Garagiola) Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/18
Third Reading Passed (30-17)
4/2
Returned Passed
House Action
3/15
First Reading Health and Government Operations
3/19
Hearing 3/25 at 1:00 p.m.
4/3
Favorable Report by Health and Government Operations
3/28
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Motion Reconsider Second Reading (Delegate O'Donnell) Adopted
Motion Special Order 4/4 (Delegate O'Donnell) Rejected (41-99)
Second Reading Passed
3/29
Floor Amendment (Delegate Shank) Rejected (44-89)
Third Reading Passed (88-46)
Action after passage in Senate and House
5/22
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 590

Sponsored by:

Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Ambulances -see also- Emergency Med Services; Rescue Squads.
Autopsies
Cemeteries
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Clinics
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Disclosure
Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions
Emergency Medical Services
Funerals
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Hospices
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Nursing Homes -see also- Continuing Care; Long Term Care
Organ Donorship
Patients
Privacy
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Estates and Trusts
( 4-501 )
Health - General
( 1-101 , 4-215 , 4-215 , 5-501 , 5-501 , 5-509 , 5-509 , 5-605 , 5-605 , 5-612 , 5-612 , 6-101 , 6-201 , 6-202 , 6-203 , 10-807 , 10-807 , 19-310 , 19-344 , 19-344 )
Health Occupations
( 7-410 , 7-410 )
Real Property
( 14-121 )

Documents:

Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Senate
Number: 193227/01     Offered on: March 14, 2008   at: 11:48 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 213622/01     Offered on: March 14, 2008   at: 11:43 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 293123/01     Offered on: March 14, 2008   at: 11:30 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 303029/01     Offered on: March 14, 2008   at: 11:40 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 523220/01     Offered on: March 14, 2008   at: 11:37 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 583623/01     Offered on: March 14, 2008   at: 11:33 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 723920/01     Offered on: March 14, 2008   at: 11:53 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 883429/01     Offered on: March 14, 2008   at: 11:30 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 917772/02     Offered on: March 12, 2008   at: 7:41 p.m.     Status: Adopted
House
Number: 313724/01     Offered on: April 4, 2008   at: 1:48 p.m.     Status: Rejected
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
Senate
March 12, 2008: Favorable with Amendments Adopted (29-16)
March 14, 2008: Floor Amendment (Mooney) {293123/1 Rejected (18-27)
March 14, 2008: Floor Amendment (Mooney) {583623/1 Rejected (17-26)
March 14, 2008: Floor Amendment (Mooney) {523220/1 Rejected (16-28)
March 14, 2008: Floor Amendment (Greenip) {303029/1 Rejected (15-29)
March 14, 2008: Floor Amendment (Greenip) {213622/1 Rejected (16-29)
March 14, 2008: Floor Amendment (Greenip) {193227/1 Rejected (16-29)
March 18, 2008: Third Reading Passed (30-17)
House
March 28, 2008: Motion Special Order until 4/4 (ODonnell) Rejected (41-99)
March 29, 2008: Floor Amendment (Shank) {313724/1 Rejected (44-89)
March 29, 2008: Third Reading Passed (88-46)