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144th General Assembly
House Resolution # 75

Primary Sponsor: Ewing
CoSponsors: Reps. Hocker, Outten
Introduced on : 06/30/2008
Long Title:ESTABLISHING PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS WITH SEVERE BRAIN INJURY, IMPAIRED CONSCIOUSNESS, OR WHO ARE OTHEREWISE MENTALLY DISABLED.
Synopsis:This Resolution establishes protections for mentally disabled individuals in the State of Delaware. The impetus for this Resolution comes from the case of Lauren Richardson, a 24-year-old Delaware woman who, after suffering brain injuries and impaired consciousness, now faces the possible removal of her nutrition and hydration, despite the absence of her clearly specified and legal consent to any such a course of action. The State of Delaware has, through recent legislation prompted by the abuses at the Delaware Psychiatric Center, endeavored to protect the rights of mentally disabled patients in the First State. Lauren, as a mentally disabled person, is enumerated those same protection and rights.

Current Status: House Passed   On   06/30/2008
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Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 06/30/08 F=0 M=8 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
House Voice vote: Passed 6/30/08 10:10:01 PM------->Voting Record
Actions History:
Jun 30, 2008 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Jun 30, 2008 - Necessary rules are suspended in House
Jun 30, 2008 - Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
Jun 30, 2008 - Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
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