KY SB21 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Passed on March 21 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-03-21 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 65)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


Create new sections of KRS Chapter 217 to define terms; permit eligible patients to use investigational drugs, biological products, or devices for a terminal illness; establish the conditions for use of such experimental treatments; prohibit sanctions of health care providers; clarify the duties of health care insurers regarding experimental treatments; prohibit certain actions by state officials.

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AN ACT relating to use of experimental treatments for terminal illnesses.



2017-03-21Senatesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 65)
2017-03-14Senatedelivered to Governor
2017-03-14Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2017-03-14Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2017-03-14Senatereceived in Senate
2017-03-14House3rd reading, passed 87-7
2017-03-06Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 7, 2017
2017-03-03House2nd reading, to Rules
2017-03-02Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2017-03-01Houseposted in committee
2017-02-27Houseto Health and Family Services (H)
2017-02-22Housereceived in House
2017-02-21Senate3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
2017-02-17Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 21, 2017
2017-02-16Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2017-02-15Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
2017-01-07Senateto Health & Welfare (S)
2017-01-03Senateintroduced in Senate

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