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Alabama House approves bill extending visitation rights in health care facilities

BY: - April 6, 2023

The Alabama House of Representatives Thursday approved a bill that would require health care facilities to allow some visitation to patients. SB 113, sponsored by Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, passed the chamber on a 100 to 1 vote. The bill would repeal a previous visitation rights bill passed in 2021 that Rep. Debbie Wood, R-Valley, […]

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Alabama House committee approves bill guaranteeing hospital visitation rights

BY: - April 5, 2023

A Senate bill that would guarantee hospital visitation rights for certain caregivers passed an early hurdle in the House on Wednesday. The House Health Committee approved SB113, sponsored by Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, on a voice vote. This bill would supersede a 2021 law, because it has “teeth in place,” said Rep. Debbie Wood, R-Valley, […]