2012 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health
Sponsored By:
Delegates Arora, Cullison, Hucker, Kramer, Reznik, B. Robinson, Valderrama, Walker, and Wilson
Health and State Government - Falls by Senior Citizens - Awareness and Prevention (Senior Falls Prevention Act)


Requiring the Governor to proclaim each year the last full week in September as Fall Prevention Awareness Week; and requiring the Secretary of Aging and the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, on or before January 1, 2013, to develop a statewide protocol for home safety inspections for senior citizens who are discharged from the hospital following a fall, with the aim of reducing future fall- related readmissions, and to submit the protocol to the General Assembly.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/6 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations Withdrawn
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sam Arora, District 19
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26
Delegate C. T. Wilson, District 28

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Aging, Department of
Elderly Persons
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Holidays and Special Dates
Housing -see also- Apartments; Condos; Mobile & Manuf Homes
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety

Bill affects the following Statute:

State Government
( 13-601 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Health and Government Operations