MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the “No Patient Left Alone Act” on Wednesday.
The legislation requires facilities to create or update visitation rules and gives essential caregivers greater access to their loved ones.READ MORE: Rebuffed By Spirit, JetBlue Goes Hostile In Takeover Bid
“It increases patient protections and ensures Florida families have a fundamental right to visit their loved ones receiving care at hospitals, hospices and long-term care facilities. The bill bans facilities from requiring visitors to show proof of COVID vaccination,” said DeSantis.READ MORE: Former Substitute Teacher Enreeka Nalasco Accused Of Giving Drugs To Teen Girls For Sexual Favors
In 2020, the state of Florida put restrictions in place in the hopes of controlling the spread of COVID-19.MORE NEWS: Renewed Call For More Safety Measures After Deadly Rickenbacker Causeway Crash
Several hospitals and nursing homes have since relaxed those rules.