BOSTON — Gov. Baker will sign a bill Friday known as “Laura’s Law,” which will require hospitals to post signage ensuring easy access to emergency rooms.
The bill is named for Laura Levis, a 34-year-old Somerville woman, who died days after collapsing outside a locked hospital emergency room at Somerville Hospital in 2016.
Hospitals will now be required to post clearly marked signs showing the quickest way to the ER and create a working group to make recommendations on improving hospital signage and lighting.
Due to coronavirus, the law will not take effect until Baker lifts the state of emergency.
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