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KYSB5PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 39A to provide liability protection for owners of premises during a declared emergency; amend KRS 39A.020 to define terms used; amend KRS 39A.070 and 39A.090 to conform; amend KRS 39A.280 to refine the immunity of ...
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2021-04-11
became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 205)
KYSJR59PassDirect the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish a work group to create written recommendations for distribution throughout Kentucky for individuals who suffer from substance use disorder in order to reduce the barriers the individuals ...
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2021-04-06
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 193)
KYHB177Intro

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Amend KRS 205.5514 to require the Department for Medicaid Services to establish and implement a preferred drug list, reimbursement methodologies, and dispensing fees for Medicaid managed care organizations and the state pharmacy benefit manager withi...
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2021-03-30
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHR59PassAffirm support for services and providers addressing the domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse public health crisis.
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2021-03-29
adopted by voice vote
KYSR141PassDeclare April 2021 Oral Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky.
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2021-03-29
adopted by voice vote
KYSB8PassAmend KRS 214.036 to provide exemptions from mandatory immunization for any child, emancipated minor, or adult who, personally or by a parent or guardian, submits a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held b...
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2021-03-28
became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 147)
KYHB155PassAmend KRS 405.075 to define and allow the use of a "newborn safety device" related to the anonymous surrendering of a newborn infant in the Commonwealth at a participating staffed police station, staffed fire station, or a staffed hospital.
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2021-03-25
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 117)
KYHB44PassAmend KRS 210.365 to make firefighters eligible for crisis intervention team training along with law enforcement officers currently permitted such training; amend KRS 95A.220 with an appropriation of $1,250,000 each fiscal year for treatment of full-...
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2021-03-25
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 114)
KYSB16PassAmend KRS 214.540 to change Colon Cancer Screening Program to the Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention Program; amend KRS 214.543 to change Colon Cancer Screening Program fund to Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention Program fund; require the fund t...
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2021-03-25
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 130)
KYHB438PassAmend KRS 205.532 to amend the definition of "credentialing verification organization;" delete the definition of "request for proposals;" delete the requirement that the Department for Medicaid Services contract with a credentialing verification orga...
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2021-03-24
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 97)
KYHB75PassCreate a new section of Subtitle 12 of KRS Chapter 304 to define "insurance coverage" and "living donor"; prohibit certain insurance coverage determinations based upon the status of an individual as a living organ donor; amend KRS 2.240 to encourage ...
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 55)
KYSB55PassAmend KRS 205.6312 to prohibit the cabinet or a managed care organization contracted to provide services from instituting copayments, cost sharing, or similar charges to be paid by any medical assistance recipients, their spouses, or parents, for any...
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 62)
KYSB38PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to define terms and direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations requiring the use of a smoke evacuation system during any surgical procedure that is likely to pro...
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 57)
KYHB219PassAmend KRS 217.177 to delete recordkeeping requirements for the sale of hypodermic syringes or needles; add provisions for the sale of hypodermic syringes or needles without a prescription including a limit of 30 syringes of needles, proof of purchase...
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 56)
KYHB276PassCreates a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Department for Medicaid Services to accept the employment of temporary COVID-19 personal care attendants as meeting necessary training for State Registered Nurse Aides; require the Department fo...
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 58)
KYSB154PassAmend KRS 216.935 to change the definition of "home health aide services" to include the assisting of patients with medication ordinarily self-administered that has been specifically ordered by a physician assistant; amend KRS 304.17-312 to change th...
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 59)
KYSB163PassAmend KRS 216.940 to expand definition of "charitable health care provider"; amend KRS 304.40-075 to conform; make technical corrections.
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 63)
KYHB419PassAmend KRS 311.844 to correct the minimum hours of approved continuing education needed to prescribe and administer specific controlled substances.
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor Acts Ch. 70)
KYHB140PassCreate various new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish minimum standards to telehealth; reestablish the requirement for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and managed ca...
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 67)
KYSB12PassAmend KRS 311.1939 to prohibit a person from selling or purchasing human organ or tissue and to prohibit for-profit entities from procuring any eye, cornea, eye tissue, or corneal tissue.
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2021-03-19
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 49)
KYHB38PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 319 to enact and enter into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact with all other jurisdictions that legally join the compact; declare the purpose of the compact; define terms; allow a psychologist to hold one ...
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2021-03-18
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 46)
KYSB21PassAmend KRS 202A.021 to permit voluntary transport to a hospital or psychiatric facility with authorization of the originating and receiving hospital or facility and a patient's signed written agreement to be voluntarily transported and to not be physi...
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2021-03-18
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 32)
KYSB70Engross

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Amend sections of KRS 309.325 to 309.339 to change the terminology from "licensed diabetes educators" to "licensed diabetes care and education specialists," and to incorporate changes to the titles of national organizations.
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2021-03-16
floor amendments (3), (4) and (5-title) filed
KYSR66PassDesignate April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.
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2021-03-16
adopted by voice vote
KYHB553Engross

Sine Die
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 15 to establish a False Claims Act with provisions that establish enhanced civil liability and penalties for committing fraud against the state; allow the Attorney General or a private citizen to bring a cause of ac...
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2021-03-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHR14Intro

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Proclaim April 26, 2021, to be Diabetic Ketoacidosis Awareness Day in Kentucky.
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2021-03-05
To House Floor Committee
KYHB108PassAmend KRS 205.522 to require the Department for Medicaid Services and any managed care organization contracted to provide Medicaid benefits in the Commonwealth to comply with KRS 304.17A-257, relating to coverage for colorectal cancer examinations an...
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2021-03-05
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 10)
KYHB214Engross

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 42 to mandate that personal protective equipment purchased or leased in the Commonwealth of Kentucky be manufactured or produced in the United States; create exceptions that are to be monitored by the Finance and A...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHB305Engross

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 2 establishing the official Kentucky Mental Health Flag.
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2021-03-03
To Senate State & Local Government Committee
KYHB294Engross

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Create a new section of chapter 211 to require all hospitals or alternative birthing centers offering obstetric services or licensed health care providers, including nurse midwives or certified professional midwives to provide each maternity patient ...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB78Intro

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Amend 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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2021-03-02
floor amendment (6) filed
KYSB56Engross

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to limit the number of managed care organization (MCO) contracts to operate the Medicaid program to three; EMERGENCY.
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2021-02-26
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYSR34PassDesignate the official mental health flag for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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2021-02-26
adopted by voice vote
KYSB83Intro

Sine Die
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 344 to define terms; prohibit discrimination against medical care providers who decline to perform procedures that violate their conscience; grant providers the right not to participate in or pay for services that v...
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2021-02-24
floor amendment (3) filed
KYHB590Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 39A to require that vaccine be distributed to a qualified and enrolled vaccine site that has storage capability, reporting ability, and a sufficient number of preregistered and scheduled patients who meet current v...
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2021-02-23
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB277Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to require a practitioner who prescribes an opioid medication to a patient to concurrently prescribe an opioid antagonist and provide education on overdose prevention and the use of the opioid antagonist under...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Committee on Committees
KYHB584Intro

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms and to establish a voluntary non-opioid directive form to inform practitioners that an opioid drug shall not be prescribed, ordered, or administered to a patient who has filed the form with the...
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2021-02-23
To House Committee On Committees
KYHR4Intro

Sine Die
Support the Hyde Amendment and encourage its adoption by the United States Congress.
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2021-02-22
3rd reading, adopted 74-18
KYHB530Intro

Sine Die
Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plans to provide coverage for prosthetic and orthotic devices; amend KRS 304.17A-515 and 304.17A-254 to require health benefit plans to provide access to health care pr...
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2021-02-22
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB546Intro

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Create new sections of KRS Chapter 210 to define new terms; establish a crisis hotline center; designate the cabinet to promulgate regulations relating to crisis hotline centers; establish a fund to pay for the costs associated with maintaining a cri...
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2021-02-22
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB246Intro

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Amend KRS 154.12-330 to give preference to veterans in the issuance of small business loans; amend KRS 154.12-213 to require monthly veteran workforce reports; create a new section of KRS Chapter 154 to require annual job training reports by the Kent...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee
KYSB54Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 411.182 to limit the amounts recoverable for medical costs in tort actions.
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2021-02-11
floor amendment (1) filed
KYHB505Intro

Sine Die
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 164A to establish within the State Treasury a fund to be used to make contributions to Kentucky opportunity accounts; amend KRS 131.190 to allow the Department of Revenue to share information with the Kentucky Highe...
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2021-02-11
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB506Intro

Sine Die
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to define terms; establish a qualified terminally ill individual's right to voluntarily request medication to self-administer to cause death; require conditions for making request; permit individual to rescind r...
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2021-02-11
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB477Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 214.185 to prohibit administering transgender healthcare services on a minor patient without the written consent of the parent or guardian.
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2021-02-10
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB460Intro

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Amend KRS 311.732, relating to performance of an abortion upon a minor, to require the informed written consent of a parent or legal guardian to include a copy of that parent's or legal guardian's government-issued identification, and to include spec...
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2021-02-10
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB430Intro

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Amend KRS to require the Transportation Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to establish procedures and forms to allow an individual without a fixed, permanent address to submit a form signed by a shelter, health care facility, or other ...
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2021-02-09
To House Committee On Committees
KYHJR54Intro

Sine Die
Direct the Governor to revoke the mask mandate.
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2021-02-09
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB403Intro

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Create new sections of KRS Chapter 210 to define new terms; establish a crisis hotline center to provide crisis intervention services and crisis care coordination; create a mobile crisis team; and establish certification for crisis receiving and stab...
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2021-02-09
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB444Intro

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Amend KRS 222.231 to require licensed substance use disorder programs providing residential treatment to obtain accreditation and American Society of Addiction Medice level of care certification in order; permit a 1-year extension from initial licens...
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2021-02-09
To House Committee On Committees
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