KY HB435 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)
Status: Introduced on February 18 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-03-17 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Pending: House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to permit a physician to provide long-term antibiotic therapy for a therapeutic purpose for a patient diagnosed with Lyme disease and not be subject to punishment by the State Board of Medical Licensure; require written information on laboratory testing for Lyme disease to be provided when a test is ordered; exempt physicians from civil liability for providing information; create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plan coverage of long-term antibiotic therapy for covered persons with Lyme disease under certain circumstances; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021.

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AN ACT relating to treatment for Lyme disease.



2020-03-17Houserecommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
2020-03-17House2nd reading, to Rules
2020-03-12Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2020-03-10Houseposted in committee
2020-02-20Houseto Health and Family Services (H)
2020-02-18Houseintroduced in House


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