REFERENCE TITLE: hospitalizations; family visitation





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session




HB 2633


Introduced by

Representatives Nguyen: Biasiucci, Blackman, Bolick, Burges, Carter, Chaplik, Chávez, Diaz, Dunn, Griffin, Hoffman, Kavanagh, Martinez, Parker, Payne, Senators Borrelli, Boyer, Livingston





Amending title 36, chapter 4, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 36-407.02; relating to health care institutions.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Title 36, chapter 4, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 36-407.02, to read:

START_STATUTE36-407.02. Hospitals; family visitation

A hospital shall allow a patient to have daily in-person visitation by the patient's spouse or one parent or child of the patient. A hospital's policies regarding visitation shall ensure that the patient and the patient's visitors may have physical contact, especially during end-of-life visitation.  the patient's spouse, parent or child who visits must comply with reasonable health and safety precautions imposed by the hospital in connection with the visit. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2. Short title

This act may be cited as the "Glenn Martin Act".