KY HB239 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-10)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-14 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
Pending: House Economic Development & Workforce Investment Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Amend KRS 342.315 to eliminate the requirement that physicians contracting with the commissioner of the Department of Workers' Claims to perform evaluations in occupational disease claims be "B" readers who are licensed in Kentucky and are board-certified pulmonary specialists; amend KRS 342.316 to allow the commissioner to select a physician or medical facility for referral in occupational disease claims and eliminate the requirement that such physicians be "B" readers who are licensed in Kentucky and are board-certified pulmonary specialists; amend KRS 342.794 to delete the definition of "board-certified pulmonary specialist" and eliminate the requirement that physicians on the list of qualified "B" readers maintained by the commissioner include only those licensed in Kentucky and board-certified pulmonary specialists.

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Title

AN ACT relating to workers' compensation.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-14Houseto Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
2020-01-10Houseintroduced in House

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