5305.E AMH CODY BLAC 066
ESB 5305 - H AMD 446
By Representative Cody
On page 2, line 33, after "If the" strike all material through "family" on page 3, line 4 and insert "patient states his or her injury is the result of domestic violence, the hospital shall follow its established processes to inform the patient of resources to assure the safety of the patient and his or her family"
EFFECT: Eliminates the requirement that hospitals inform a patient advocate when a patient's bullet, gunshot, or stab wound is believed to have been caused by domestic violence. Eliminates the requirement that the patient advocate coordinate with law enforcement to determine if a delay in contact with the patient, a suspect, or a witness is necessary to protect the patient or the patient's family.
Requires hospitals to follow their procedures for informing a patient of resources to assure the safety of the patient and his or her family if the patient states that his or her injury is the result of domestic violence.
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