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KYHB11PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 438 to define terms; prohibit use of tobacco products by students, school personnel, and visitors in schools, school vehicles, properties, and activities; require policies to be in place by the 2020-2021 school yea...
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2019-04-09
signed by Governor (KY Acts Ch. 198)
KYSB50PassAmend KRS 213.101 to require a report of dispensing a prescription for RU-486, cytotec, pitocin, mifeprex, misoprostol, or any other drug or combination of drugs that are intended to end a pregnancy to the Vital Statistics Branch within 15 days after...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 191)
KYSB54PassCreate a new section of subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require an insurer develop processes for electronic prior authorizations; to establish an extended length of authorization under certain circumstances; amend KRS 205.522 to require the Depart...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 190)
KYHB64PassAmend KRS 217.215 to permit pharmacists to dispense a prescription refill in an amount equal to the standard unit of dispensing for the drug without authorization by the prescribing practitioner in emergency situations in which such authorization may...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch.185)
KYHB148PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to provide that if the United States Supreme Court reverses Roe v. Wade, or an amendment is adopted to the United State Constitution restoring state authority to prohibit abortion, no person shall knowingly adm...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 152)
KYHB106PassAmend KRS 311A.010 to define "advanced emergency medical technician," "advanced practice paramedic," "community paramedic," "emergency medical responder," "emergency medical services educator," "executive director," "mobile integrated healthcare," an...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 100)
KYHB151PassAmend KRS 304.47-020 to establish a range of criminal penalties resulting from conviction of insurance fraud; amend KRS 304.47-050 to require certain Kentucky health professional boards to report suspected insurance fraud to the Department of Insuran...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 143)
KYHB218PassAmend KRS 315.0351 and 315.040 to allow a person or pharmacy located outside this Commonwealth to sell or distribute dialysate drugs or devices necessary to perform home peritoneal kidney dialysis to patients with end-stage renal disease, provided th...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 157)
KYHB237PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 214 to define terms; establish authority and standards for permitting expedited partner therapy for a sexually transmitted gonorrhea or chlamydia infection.
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch.175)
KYSB84PassCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 314 to define "APRN-designated certified nurse midwife," "certified professional midwifery services," "council," "licensed certified professional midwife; "create the Licensed Certified Professional Midwives Advisor...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 104)
KYHB342PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to require that all prescriptions for controlled substances be submitted electronically except for certain conditions; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promultate administrative regulation...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 106)
KYHB439PassAmend KRS 214.181 to add designee to persons who may inform patients of test results.
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 134)
KYHB446PassAmend KRS 620.140 to require a list to be provided to the cabinet by a biological or legal parent of potential persons to be considered as a relative or fictive kin placement; amend KRS 620.290 to add new requirements for local citizen foster care re...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 132)
KYSB22PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to enact and enter into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact with all other jurisdictions that legally join in the compact; declare the purpose of the compact; define terms; recognize a multistate licensure...
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2019-03-25
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 077)
KYSB65PassCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; establish the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; establish membership and duties; establish the Palliative Care Consumer and Pr...
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2019-03-25
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 084)
KYSB167PassAmend KRS 12.020 to change the name of the Office of Health Care Policy to the Office of Health Data and Analytics; add the Office of the Ombudsman and Administrative Review; add the Office of Public Affairs, the Office of Administrative Services, an...
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2019-03-25
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 090)
KYSB16PassCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to establish the Kentucky Rare Disease Advisory Council; list members to be appointed by the Governor; state the duties of the council; require a report of council activities; create a rare disease trust fund to...
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2019-03-19
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 032)
KYSJR7PassDirect the Department for Medicaid Services to study the potential impacts of implementing programs similar to the Kentucky Employee Health Plan's Diabetes Value Benefit plan and Diabetes Prevention Program for Medicaid beneficiaries in the Commonwea...
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2019-03-19
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 026)
KYSB30PassCreate a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plans to cover genetic tests for cancer that are recommended by certain health care providers if the recommendation is consistent with certain genetic testing guideline...
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2019-03-19
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 029)
KYSB110PassAmend KRS 205.532 to amend the definition of credentialing verification organization.
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2019-03-19
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 027)
KYHB5PassCreate new section of KRS Chapter 311 to prohibit an abortion if the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion, in whole or in part, because of an unborn child's sex, race, color, national origin, or disability, except in the case of a medical emergency...
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2019-03-19
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 037)
KYHB158PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to require national and state background checks of staff members of child-caring facilities and child-placing agencies in Kentucky as newly required by federal law; amend KRS 199.011 to update the definition of...
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2019-03-19
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 033)
KYSB149PassAmend KRS 205.646 to allow a provider to appeal multiple claims in a single external review; allow a single administrative hearing to be held to appeal the final decision of an external review that involved multiple claims.
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2019-03-19
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 036)
KYSB9PassCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to require a person who intends to perform an abortion to determine whether the unborn human individual has a detectable fetal heartbeat; prohibit a person from performing an abortion before determining whether ...
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2019-03-15
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 020)
KYSB128EngrossCreate a new section of KRS 194A.700 to 194A.729 to prohibit certification or certification renewal of an assisted-living community if it is owned, managed, or operated by any person convicted of certain crimes or listed on an abuse list; exempt owne...
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2019-03-14
To House Rules Committee
KYSB182EngrossCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to establish the Kentucky certified long-term care facility civil money penalty fund; amend KRS 205.510 to delete the definition of primary care center; amend KRS 216.515 to cite federal law regarding long-term...
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2019-03-13
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHCR5IntroUrge federal policymakers to incorporate standards for safety and efficacy in the use of medical marijuana.
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2019-03-12
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB136IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms; to exempt the medicinal marijuana program from existing provisions in Kentucky law to the contrary; to require the Department for Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control to implement and regula...
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2019-03-12
floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
KYSB227EngrossCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to prohibit a person from denying or depriving an infant of nourishment with the intent to cause or allow the death of an infant; prohibit a person from denying or depriving an infant of medically appropriate an...
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2019-03-07
posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 12, 2019
KYHR188PassHonor Bridgett Ann Howard, designate October 12 as Pressure Sore Awareness Day, and urge all Kentuckians to remember the regulatory penalties in her memory.
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2019-03-07
adopted by voice vote
KYSB77PassAmend KRS 311.1947 to expand organ donor registration to the Commonwealth's single sign-on system; list state identification cards as a place donors may designate consent to be registered; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020.
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2019-03-05
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 001)
KYSR144PassRecognize March 5, 2019, as Donate Life Kentucky Day.
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2019-03-05
adopted by voice vote
KYHR176PassRecognize March 5, 2019, as Donate Life Kentucky Day.
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2019-03-05
adopted by voice vote
KYSB132IntroAmend KRS 314.011 to allow designated advanced practice registered nurses certified in psychiatric-mental health nursing to prescribe up to two sequential refills for a 30 day supply of psychostimulants; amend KRS 314.042 to remove the one-year pract...
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2019-03-01
To Senate Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations Committee
KYSB96EngrossCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 214 to define terms; establish authority and standards for permitting expedited partner therapy for a sexually transmitted gonorrhea or Chlamydia infecton.
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2019-02-28
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB93IntroAmend KRS 311.844 to provide additional license renewal requirements for physician assistants with controlled substances prescriptive authority; amend KRS 311.854 to require the board to review and approve or deny physician assistant applications wit...
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2019-02-26
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYSB206IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to require staff-to-resident ratios in long-term care facilities as a condition of licensure or relicensure; EFFECTIVE DATE June 30, 2020.
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2019-02-26
To Senate Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations Committee
KYSB170IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms; to exempt the medicinal marijuana program from existing provisions in Kentucky law to the contrary; to require the Department for Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control to implement and regula...
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2019-02-26
To Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB3IntroCreate a new section of KRS 205.010 to 205.310 to require the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program to allocate federal funds in a specified manner based on a percentage formula; create a new section of KRS 205.010 to 205.310 to establish definiti...
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2019-02-26
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB461IntroAmend KRS 205.560 to require that dental and optometric services provided to eligible recipients ages 21 and over be the same as those provided to eligible children ages 21 and under; establish minimum requirements for dental services provided to all...
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2019-02-21
To House Banking and Insurance Committee
KYHB481IntroAmend KRS 216.535 to redefine "willful interference" to include destruction of the duties of surveyors and inspectors of long-term care facilities; amend KRS 216.541 to add representatives of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Office ...
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2019-02-21
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB506IntroAmend KRS 218A.202 to require that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish secure connections between Kentucky's electronic system for monitoring controlled substances and a prescribing or dispensing health care practitioner’s elect...
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2019-02-21
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB473IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 194A related to supported decision making; establish definitions; establish conditions when a person can and cannot be part of supported decision making; establish requirements of the persons involved in supported d...
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2019-02-21
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB471IntroAmend KRS 216.525 to make language gender-neutral.
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2019-02-21
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB424IntroCreate a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish that any health benefit plan issued or renewed in the Commonwealth that provides coverage for hospital, medical, or surgical expenses, shall include coverage for chronic pain treatm...
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2019-02-20
To House Banking and Insurance Committee
KYHB425IntroAmend KRS 218A.172 to require that a health care practitioner discus and refer or prescribe alternative chronic pain treatments before initially prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance.
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2019-02-20
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYSB220IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 211 to require the Department for Public Health to develop a statewide education, awareness, and information program on bone marrow registries in the Commonwealth; allow primary health care practitioners and urgent...
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2019-02-19
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB247IntroAmend KRS 218A.202 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish secure connections between Kentucky's electronic system for monitoring controlled substances and a prescribing or dispensing health care practitioner’s electronic...
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2019-02-19
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB86IntroCreate a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish requirement for out-of-network coverage of air ambulance claims; require program for payment of out-of-network air ambulance claims; require mediation process for out-of-network cla...
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2019-02-19
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
KYHB226IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 248 to require the governor's Office of Agricultural Policy to create and administer a program related to farmer-focused mental health service; amend KRS 304.17B-003 to appropriate $500,000 for the farmer-focused m...
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2019-02-15
To House Agriculture Committee
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