KY SB20 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 2 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-03-09 - posted in committee
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


Amend KRS 216C.010 to define "affidavit of merit"; create new section of Chapter 216C to require filing of medical malpractice action with an affidavit of merit; amend KRS 422.317 to regulate fees charged by a hospital or health care provider to provide a copy of medical records; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216C to limit a claimant's attorney fees in a malpractice claim against a health care provider; amend KRS 216C.030 and 311.377 to conform; create a new section of the Kentucky Rules of Evidence to prohibit the introduction of expressions of sympathy, compassion, commiseration, or a general sense of benevolence in medical malpractice actions.

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AN ACT relating to health care providers.


Roll Calls

2018-03-01 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/SFA 1, SFA 2, SFA 3 RSN# 486 (Y: 20 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2018-03-01 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 486 (Y: 20 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2018-03-09Houseposted in committee
2018-03-06Houseto Judiciary (H)
2018-03-02Housereceived in House
2018-03-01Senate3rd reading, passed 20-16 with floor amendments (1) (2) and (3)
2018-02-28Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 1, 2018
2018-02-23Senatefloor amendment (3) filed
2018-02-15Senatefloor amendment (2) filed
2018-02-12Senatefloor amendment (1) filed
2018-02-08Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2018-02-07Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2018-01-04Senateto Health & Welfare (S)
2018-01-03Senateintroduced in Senate

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