Representative Geitner and Representative Hooton, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1425 to the committee. The bill entitles a patient receiving inpatient care at a hospital to one designated visitor, and establishes rules for how the visitor is designated. It also requires hospitals to establish written policies and procedures regarding visitation rights. Hospitals may not restrict visitation if the sole reason is to reduce the risk of a communicable disease, but during times when the transmission risk of a communicable disease is heightened, they may impose certain requirements or restrictions on visitors or deny access to visitors who display certain symptoms. The bill repeals on May 31, 2021.