ACTION ALERT FOLLOW UP: Please Ask Legislators to OPPOSE HB983, Which Places Severe Restrictions on Visitors to Nursing Homes – PLEASE NOTE: This bill has advanced to a hearing before the Finance Committee

TEXT OF HB983 – Nursing Homes – Covid-19 and Other Catastrophic Health Emergencies – Visitation (The Floria Daytz Lewis Act)

Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to develop certain guidelines relating to the restrictions on personal and compassionate care visitation that a nursing home may impose to reduce the spread of COVID-19 or another disease that constitutes a catastrophic health emergency; declaring that it is the intent of the General Assembly that during a catastrophic health emergency visitation in nursing homes be prioritized to balance the physical needs of the residents with the mental and spiritual needs of the residents; etc.
 

why icm OPPOSES HB983

Who to contact about HB983

There will be a hearing for HB983 before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, 3/23/21 at 1:00 PM.

URGENT: We’re asking all members to contact bill sponsor Delegate Lehman, and call and email the members of Senate Finance Committee, to let them know, in your own words, why you oppose HB983!

Please contact bill sponsor Delegate Mary Lehman to express your opposition, and post respectful messages on her Facebook page:

Delegate Mary Lehman
Phone 410-841-3114 | 301-858-3114   Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3114
e-mail: [email protected]

If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 21 – let her know!

 

Please copy and paste the following email addresses of the Senate Finance Committee members into the BCC section of your email in opposition to HB983:

 

Please call the offices of the Senate Finance Committee members in opposition to HB983:

Phone 410-841-3606 | 301-858-3606
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3606
 
Phone 410-841-3169 | 301-858-3169
Fax 410-841-3607 | 301-858-3607
 
Phone 410-841-3745 | 301-858-3745
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3745
 
Phone 410-841-3593 | 301-970-3593
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3593
 
Phone 410-841-3148 | 301-858-3148
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3148
 
Phone 410-841-3656 | 301-858-3656
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3656
 
Phone 410-841-3639 | 301-858-3639
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3639
 
Phone 410-841-3706 | 301-858-3706
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3706
 
Phone 410-841-3620 | 301-858-3620
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3620
 
Phone 410-841-3151 | 301-858-3151
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3151
 
Phone 410-841-3683 | 301-858-3683
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3683
 

Please note: Rules for submitting written and oral testimony have changed this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, and can be viewed here. We’re asking members for phone calls, emails, and written testimony only at this time.

Please spread the word! Let’s flood the offices of Delegate Lehman and the Senate Finance committee members with polite, respectful, forceful emails and phone calls. They need to hear our voices!

 

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