KY SB9 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 16-2)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-24 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January, 27, 2020
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to prohibit a person from denying or depriving a born-alive infant of nourishment with the intent to cause or allow the death of the infant; prohibit a person from denying or depriving a born-alive infant of medically appropriate and reasonable medical care, medical treatment, or surgical care; require a physician performing an abortion to take all medically appropriate and reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of a born-alive infant; specify that if the physician is unable to perform those duties then an attending physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, nurse, or other healthcare worker shall assume the duties; provide that a born-alive infant shall be treated as a legal person under the laws of the Commonwealth; specify that any born-alive infant, whose parents file a petition for voluntary termination of parental rights, shall become a ward of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; prohibit any person from performing scientific research on a born-alive infant; specify that this section shall not be construed as preventing a born-alive infant's parent or guardian from refusing medical care that is not medically appropriate or reasonable; specify that the parent or guardian of a born-alive infant shall not be held criminally or civilly liable for the actions of a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or other healthcare provider that acted without his or her consent; provide for civil and administrative penalties for violations of this Act; allow for severability; allow the General Assembly by joint resolution to appoint members to intervene as a matter or right in any case that challenges the constitutionality of this Act; amend KRS 311.595, 311.850, 314.091, and 315.121 to suspend or revoke the license of any physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, nurse, or pharmacist who violates this Act; amend KRS 311.990 to establish criminal penalties for violations; establish the short title of "Born-Alive Infant Protection Act"; EMERGENCY.

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Title

AN ACT relating to the protection of born-alive infants and declaring an emergency.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-24Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January, 27, 2020
2020-01-23Senatereported favorably, to Rules
2020-01-16Senatereturned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2020-01-16Senate2nd reading
2020-01-16Senatetaken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2020-01-15Senateto Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
2020-01-15Senatereturned to Committee on Committees (S)
2020-01-15Senate1st reading
2020-01-15Senatetaken from Committee on Committees (S)
2020-01-13Senateintroduced in Senate

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