HB 2562 Fire suppression systems in hospitals.
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Fire suppression systems in hospitals. Authorizes the Commissioner of Health to extend the time for compliance with the requirement for sprinkler systems in hospitals if a hospital can demonstrate that construction is underway for a new facility to house the services currently located in the noncomplying facility and that such construction will be completed and the noncomplying facility services relocated by December 31, 1998. All hospitals will be required to have sprinkler systems by January 1, 1998. Several years ago, one hospital had several deaths in a fire during the holidays.

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01/20/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 973621120  pdf
02/10/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2562ER)  pdf
03/21/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0552)  pdf

01/20/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 973621120
01/20/97  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/97  House: Assigned to H. W. I. sub-committee: 1
01/29/97  House: Reported from H. W. I. (22-Y 0-N)
01/30/97  House: Read first time
01/31/97  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/01/97  House: Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
02/01/97  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N)
02/01/97  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/97  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 4-N)
02/03/97  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/05/97  Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
02/06/97  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/97  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/97  Senate: Read third time
02/07/97  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/97  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2562ER)
02/17/97  House: Enrolled
02/17/97  House: Signed by Speaker
02/19/97  Senate: Signed by President
03/19/97  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 552 (effective 7/1/97)
03/21/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0552)