Bill Summary for H 587 (2021-2022)

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Apr 15 2021

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House Bill 587 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 15, 2021
AN ACT REQUIRING HOSPITALS TO ALLOW IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS TO PRIVATELY VIEW THE BODY OF A DECEASED RELATIVE.
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Amends Part 2 of Article 5 of Chapter 131E of the General Statutes (Health Care Facilities and Services - Hospital Licensure) by adding GS 131E-79.5 requiring hospitals to allow immediate family members (as defined) of a deceased person to privately view the body of their deceased relative as soon as is reasonably safe and practical.

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