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
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ben.Kramer@senate.state.md.us, email@example.com
Please call the offices of the Senate Finance Committee members in opposition to HB983:
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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