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 Bill Status of SB2309  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UNIDENTIFIED PATIENT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Patricia Van Pelt - John F. Curran - Rachelle Crowe - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Mattie Hunter, Laura M. Murphy, Patrick J. Joyce, Suzy Glowiak Hilton, Christopher Belt, Laura Fine, Ann Gillespie, Linda Holmes, Heather A. Steans, Pat McGuire, Emil Jones, III, Kimberly A. Lightford, Don Harmon and Bill Cunningham

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Unidentified Patient Act. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Elisha Brittman Law. Provides that upon the arrival of an unidentified patient into a hospital's emergency department the hospital shall take specified efforts towards identifying the patient. Requires a hospital to contact the local law enforcement agency and request that a missing person report be completed for an unidentified patient if the specified efforts are not possible or are unsuccessful. Provides that local law enforcement should be requested to enter an unidentified patient into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information Center database. Requires hospital staff to contact local law enforcement to perform fingerprinting services in an effort to identify an unidentified patient. Provides that hospital staff shall make a referral to the hospital's public information officer to obtain specified identifying materials and submit them to local media outlets if the fingerprinting services are not possible or are unsuccessful. Provides that if a hospital receives a claim from an individual of being an unidentified patient's next of kin, a DNA sample may be collected from the unidentified patient and the individual and verified either on-site or at an associated laboratory, but must be provided on a voluntary basis and shall be used solely to help identify the unidentified patient and any familial relations. Provides that if law enforcement requests an unidentified patient's information to help identify a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person, the hospital and hospital personnel must disclose only the information allowed under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Defines terms.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/14/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  11/14/2019SenateFirst Reading
  11/14/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  11/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  1/22/2020SenateAssigned to Public Health
  1/28/2020SenatePostponed - Public Health
  2/25/2020SenateDo Pass Public Health; 008-000-000
  2/25/2020SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 26, 2020
  3/25/2020SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 7, 2020
  4/12/2020SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  4/23/2020SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 15, 2020
  4/30/2020SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 22, 2020
  5/7/2020SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 29, 2020
  5/15/2020SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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