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HB 695: Delivery of Patient Protection


Delivery of Patient Protection; Requires health care facilities to implement & maintain staffing plans; specifies minimum staffing levels for direct care registered nurses based on hospital or clinical unit setting; requires that patients be cared for only in hospital or clinical units that meet specified minimum staffing levels; prohibits health care facilities from using video cameras or monitors as substitute for direct observation; exempts health care facilities from minimum staffing level requirements during declared state of emergency; provides whistle-blower protections; creates cause of action; prohibits employers from taking actions with respect to employment for certain unionized staff.

Effective Date: 1/1/2025
Last Action: 3/8/2024 House - Died in Select Committee on Health Innovation
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/4/2023 House • Filed
12/19/2023 House • Referred to Select Committee on Health Innovation
• Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
• Now in Select Committee on Health Innovation
1/9/2024 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/8/2024 House • Died in Select Committee on Health Innovation