- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Legislation that would ensure caregivers in Connecticut receive the information needed to treat their loved ones is moving through the General Assembly.

The state Senate on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of the bill, dubbed the CARE Act. It now moves to the House of Representatives for further action.

Under the bill, hospitals would have to provide each patient with the chance to designate a caregiver. That person would then be provided with instructions on how to perform medication management, wound care, injections and other medical tasks that may be needed when the patient returns home. Caregivers would receive a live demonstration or have the opportunity to watch an instructional video.

Senate President Martin Looney said “caregivers shouldn’t be left with unanswered questions” about how to perform such tasks.

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