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DE Legislators Pass Bill In Honor Of Teen Who Died

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DELAWARE - The Delaware Senate approved legislation this week that would give hospitalstaff quicker access to a locked bathroom in the event of an emergency.
 
The bill is named after 14-year-old Christina Atkins, a Delaware high schoolfreshman who died in 2011 while locked in a Beebe Medical Center restroom. Ittook hospital staff 10 minutes to open the door after Christina's mother heardher daughter gasping for air.
 
The measure, sponsored in theHouse by Rep. Harvey Kenton (R-Milford), has now passed unanimously in bothchambers and only needs the governor's signature to become a law.
 

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