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House Health and Human Services Committee

Kansas Senate Chamber (Mar. 5, 2024) – Today, the House Health and Human Services Committee, chaired by Brenda Landwehr (R-Wichita), held hearings on bills including:

Senate Bill 433 clarifies the practice privileges of institutional license holders. The committee heard from Deputy Secretary Scott Brunner, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. The committee recommended the bill favorably for passage.

Senate Bill 352 enacts the John D. Springer Patient's Bill of Rights to require hospitals to allow in-person visitation, adopts visitation policies and procedures and creates a civil cause of action for violation of such rights.

Proponents included Debbie Detmer

Opponent testimony was provided by the Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas Medical Society.

The committee will work the bill when they meet tomorrow.