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CS/SB 1976: Freestanding Emergency Departments

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Brodeur

Freestanding Emergency Departments; Deleting an obsolete provision relating to a prohibition on new emergency departments located off the premises of licensed hospitals; prohibiting a freestanding emergency department from holding itself out to the public as an urgent care center; requiring a freestanding emergency department to clearly identify itself as a hospital emergency department using certain signage; requiring a freestanding emergency department to post signs in certain locations which contain specified statements, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/26/2021 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1157 (Ch. 2021-112) -SJ 678
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Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2021 Senate • Filed
3/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 221
3/10/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 220
3/19/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/24/21, 11:30 am, 412 Knott Building
3/24/2021 Senate • Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 312
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
4/5/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 04/08/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/8/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 465
4/12/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
4/21/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/21/21, 4:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
• CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 1 -SJ 642
4/22/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/21 -SJ 720
• CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 647
4/26/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 678
• Substituted CS/HB 1157 -SJ 678
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1157 (Ch. 2021-112) -SJ 678