HB 287 Modifies provisions relating to health care professional identification badges

     Handler: Brown

Current Bill Summary

- Prepared by Senate Research -

HCS/HB 287 – After August 28, 2011, all hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and certain health care facilities shall require all newly hired personnel providing services in such facilities to wear identification badges prominently displaying the employee's photograph, first name, title and employer. The title of the employee shall include whether the employee is a physician, nurse, as specified under the act, or other titles as determined by the Department of Health and Senior Services. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a health care provider from placing the provider's additional specialty or designation on the badge. Personnel shall not be required to wear the badge while delivering direct care if not clinically feasible.

Compliance with this act for all current personnel may occur when any badges are issued or replaced within a reasonable time after August 28, 2011, but no later than by August 28, 2016. Nothing in this act requires the immediate replacement of identification badges worn by current personnel.

This act is substantially similar to SCS/SB 137 (2011).


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