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Permit essential caregivers to enter facilities during COVID-19 
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Long Title To permit essential caregivers to enter long-term care facilities to provide support to a facility resident in compassionate care situations during the COVID-19 state of emergency, to establish criteria for those visits, and to declare an emergency.


As Reported by the House Aging and Long-Term Care Committee

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House Aging and Long-Term Care Committee
House Rules and Reference Committee
House Health Committee

Primary Sponsors

Tracy Richardson
Mark Fraizer


Cindy Abrams
Brian Baldridge
John Becker
Sara Carruthers
Jon Cross
Haraz N. Ghanbari
Timothy Ginter
Doug Green
Diane V. Grendell
Stephen D. Hambley
Brett Hudson Hillyer
Adam Holmes
Don Jones
Kris Jordan
Candice R. Keller
Darrell Kick
J. Kyle Koehler
Jeff LaRe
Riordan T. McClain
Derek Merrin
Phil Plummer
Craig S. Riedel
Gary Scherer
William Seitz
Todd Smith
Dick Stein
D. J. Swearingen
Shane Wilkin
Paul Zeltwanger
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