Smoking Banned in Health Facilities

Effective May 1, 2010, the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Air Law prohibits smoking in public places, food establishments, and workplaces. The prohibition applies to all health facilities, hospital long-term care units, nursing homes, hospices, and homes for the aged. Business operators must post “no smoking” signs, remove ash trays and other smoking paraphernalia, inform individuals smoking in violation of the law that they are violating the law, refuse service to violators of the law, and ask a violator to refrain from smoking or to leave. However, the Law does not prohibit the facility from accommodating individuals who want to continue smoking outside of the facility.

For more information on the the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Air Law, please contact Abby Pendleton, Esq. at (248) 996-8510, or visit the HLP Website.