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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

SB 1294: Confidentiality of Patient Records

GENERAL BILL by Montford

Confidentiality of Patient Records; Providing that a hospice may keep progress notes and consultation reports of a psychiatric nature separate from other records of care; prohibiting the release of patient records after the patient’s death unless the hospice is provided with certain written informed consent or upon request in accordance with a court order or by specified individuals; authorizing a hospice to withhold or redact progress notes and consultation notes of a psychiatric nature in certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Health Policy, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 474 (Ch. 2017-119)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/28/2017 Senate • Filed
3/14/2017 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 183
3/15/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 183
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Policy, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 474 (Ch. 2017-119)