CHAPTER 243

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 129

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ACCESS TO HOSPITAL BATHROOMS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 1007, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by making insertions as shown by underlining as follows:

§ 1007. Rules, regulations and enforcement.

(a) The Department shall adopt, amend or repeal regulations governing the establishment and operation of hospitals. These regulations shall establish reasonable standards of equipment, capacity, sanitation and any conditions which might influence the health care received by patients or promote the purposes of this chapter.

(b) The Department shall further adopt regulations to ensure that hospital staff have ready access to a locked hospital bathroom in the event of an emergency.

Section 2. This Act shall be known as “Christina’s Law.”

Approved June 10, 2014