Restroom access widened under new law
By Kelli Steele

Gov. Markell signs legislation into law that helps Delawareans living with Crohn's disease or other serious bowel conditions.

House Bill 245 was signed into law Tuesday and now allows people who have been diagnosed with Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome or who use ostomy devices, to use restrooms, when necessary, in stores or restaurants that are normally marked for "employees only."

Before allowing customers to use the restroom, businesses could request that a person show documentation of his or her medical condition in the form of a doctor's note or an ID card issued by a state agency or a nationally-recognized health organization.

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