Requires health care facilities establish visitation policies that include prohibiting proof of vaccination, among other things

State: UT
Bill Number: HB 133
Position: SUPPORT
Action Required: NONE
Status: ENACTED, signed by Governor Spencer Cox on 3/15/2023, Effective date 7/1/2023, Chapter 276

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 3/15/2023 - HB 133 was signed by Governor Spencer Cox on 3/15/2023, with an effective date of 7/1/2023, Chapter 276.

UPDATE: 3/13/2023 - HB 133 was transmitted to Governor Spencer Cox on 3/13/2023.

UPDATE: 2/3/2023 - HB 133 passed the Third reading in the Senate by a vote of 27 Yeas, 0 Nays, 2 Absent on 2/3/2023. View Senate Floor Audio/Video HERE. The bill was signed by both the Speaker of the House and the Senate President and sent for enrolling. 

UPDATE: 2/2/2023 -  HB 133 passed the Second reading in the Senate by a vote of 26 Yeas, 0 Nays, 3 Absent on 2/2/2023.

UPDATE: 1/27/2023 - HB 133 was scheduled for Second reading in the Senate. 

UPDATE: 1/26/2023 - HB 133 was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and passed by a vote of 4 Yes, 0 No, and 3 Absent.

UPDATE: 1/25/2023 - HB 133  was transferred to the Senate.

UPDATE: 1/24/2023 - HB 133 passed 3rd reading in the House by a vote of 69 Yes, 0 No, 5 Absent.

UPDATE: 1/20/2023 - HB 133 passed 2nd reading in the full House on 1/20/2023 and is on the calendar for 3rd reading. 

UPDATE: 1/19/2023 - HB 133 was amended and passed the House Health and Human Services Committee to not apply to the Utah State Hospital on 1/19/2023. 

UPDATE: 1/17/2023 - HB 133 was introduced and referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee on 1/17/2023. 

HB 133 was filed and sent for fiscal input on 12/28/2022.  This bill is sponsored by Representative Acton. 

This bill requires health care facilities to allow a patient to see visitors under certain circumstances and requires health care facilities to establish visitation policies.  These policies include, but are not limited to, prohibiting health care facilities from requiring a visitor to show proof of vaccination or immunization status.

NVIC supports prohibiting requiring proof of vaccination to visit someone in a health care facility.  NVIC does not take a position on the sections that are not related to vaccines. - text, status and history for HB 133