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KYSB51PassAmend KRS 304.17A-611 to prohibit insurers from requiring or using certain utilization reviews for certain prescription drugs used to treat alcohol or opioid use disorder; amend KRS 205.536 to prohibit the Department for Medicaid Services or a Medica...
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2021-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 201)
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
KYHR83PassDesignate August 31 of each year as Overdose Awareness Day in the Commonwealth of 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)
KYSB45PassAmend KRS 304.17A-164 to redefine "cost sharing" and define "generic alternative," "health plan," "insured," and "person"; prohibit an insurer or pharmacy benefit manager from excluding any cost-sharing amount paid by or or behalf of an insured when ...
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2021-03-25
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 134)
KYHB202PassAmend KRS 314.011 to expand the definition of "licensed pratical nursing practice" and to expand the definition of "advanced practice registered nursing;" amend KRS 314.021 to grant the Kentucky Board of Nursing additional regulatory authority; amend...
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2021-03-25
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 119)
KYHB307PassAmend KRS 218A.010 to exclude certain cannabinoid products from the definition of marijuana.
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2021-03-25
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 123)
KYSB127PassAmend KRS 158.838 to define "bronchodilator rescue inhaler"; change the definition of "medications" to include bronchodilator rescue inhaler; amend KRS 158.836 to encourage schools to keep bronchodilator rescue inhalers in at least two locations; req...
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2021-03-24
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 112)
KYHB7PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 222 to establish the Advisory Council for Recovery Ready Communities; establish membership and duties of the council; allow for the promulgation of administrative regulations.
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2021-03-23
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 77)
KYHB95PassAmend KRS 304-17A.148 to cap the cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin at $30 per 30 day supply; amend KRS 18A.225 to require the Kentucky Employee Health Plan to comply; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2022.
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 75)
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)
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)
KYSR66PassDesignate April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.
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2021-03-16
adopted by voice vote
KYHR94PassCommemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.
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2021-03-16
adopted by voice vote
KYSR197PassDesignate August 31 of each year as Overdose Awareness Day in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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2021-03-15
adopted by voice vote
KYSB90Engross

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Create new sections of KRS 205.510 to 205.560 to define terms; establish that the Department for Medicaid Services and any Medicaid managed care organization shall not prohibit a Medicaid beneficiary from entering into a direct primary care membershi...
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2021-03-15
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYSR199PassCommemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.
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2021-03-12
adopted by voice vote
KYHB532Intro

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Create a new section of Subtitle 12 of KRS Chapter 304 to prohibit certain practices of pharmacy benefit managers; allow audits of contracts entered with pharmacy benefit managers; require certain disclosures relating to contracts with pharmacy benef...
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2021-03-11
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB222Engross

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Create a new section of KRS 205.510 to 205.560 to define terms; require the Department for Medicaid Services to contract with an independent entity to monitor all Medicaid pharmacy benefit claims; establish eligibility requirements for an entity seek...
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2021-03-01
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB56Engross

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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
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
KYHB591Intro

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Amend KRS 154.32-010 to further define manufacturer as a producer of ammunition, firearms, personal protective equipment, and over-the-counter drugs; define "ammunition," "firearms," "over-the-counter drugs," and "personal protective equipment"; amen...
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2021-02-23
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB584Intro

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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
KYHB529Intro

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Amend KRS 342.610 to exclude certain levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in the blood from the presumption that an injury was caused by the introduction of certain substances into the employee's body.
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2021-02-22
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB250Intro

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Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define terms; require health benefit plans to provide coverage for contraception; set forth requirements for health benefit plans relating to contraceptive coverage; amend KRS 211.185 to defi...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHCR63Intro

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Create the Task Force on Economic Effects of Casino Gambling and Recreational Marijuana Legalization to study economic effects of legalization of casino gambling and cannabis on governments, corrections, judiciary, small business, wages, and employme...
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2021-02-11
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB506Intro

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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
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
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
KYSB98Intro

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Amend KRS 344.010 to define "immunization"; amend KRS 344.040 to prohibit employers from discriminating against an individual who declines immunization or requiring immunization as a condition of employment.
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2021-02-04
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB117Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to allow an independent institution or postsecondary educational institution to require a student to receive a vaccination for disease if exemption provisions are allowed; create a new section of KRS 216B to al...
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2021-02-04
To Senate Education Committee
KYHB388Intro

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Amend KRS 218A.010 to exempt consumable hemp products from the definition of marijuana; amend KRS 260.858 to allow a licensee to process, handle, or market consumable hemp products, exempt any person in possession, custody, or control of consumable h...
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2021-02-04
To House Committee On Committees
KYHR50Intro

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Declaring the week of May 2 to 8, 2021, to be Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week.
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2021-02-04
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB326Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to establish the Kentucky Center for Cannabis Research at the University of Kentucky; define the role, mission, and responsibilities of the center; establish the university's duties related to the center; APPRO...
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2021-02-02
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB298Intro

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Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plans to provide coverage for long-acting reversible contraception administered during a postpartum hospital stay; prohibit cost sharing; create a new section of KRS Ch...
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2021-02-02
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB110Intro

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Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; establish the urgent-need insulin program and the continuing access to insulin program; establish eligibility guidelines for both programs; establish the application process; establish t...
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2021-01-13
To Senate Committee on Committees
KYSB92Intro

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Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms; exempt the medicinal cannabis program from existing provisions in Kentucky law to the contrary; require the Department of Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control implement and regulate ...
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2021-01-08
To Senate Committee on Committees
KYHB201Intro

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Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define terms; require health benefit plans to provide coverage for contraception; set forth requirements for health benefit plans relating to contraceptive coverage; amend KRS 205.522 to requ...
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2021-01-07
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB136Intro

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Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms; exempt the medicinal cannabis program from existing provisions in Kentucky law to the contrary; require the Department of Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control implement and regulate ...
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2021-01-06
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB28Intro

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Amend 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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2021-01-05
To Senate Committee on Committees
KYHB123Intro

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Amend KRS 304.17A-148 to prohibit cost sharing for outpatient self-management training and education, supplies, equipment, and generic prescription drugs; limit cost sharing for a 30-day supply of preferred and other prescription drugs; provide that ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB31Intro

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Amend KRS 154.32-010 to further define manufacturer as a producer of personal protective equipment, and define vital medications and personal protective equipment; amend KRS 154.32-020 to declare a purpose of the subchapter is to provide an economic ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB114Intro

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Amend KRS 304.17A-164 to redefine "cost-sharing" and define "generic alternative," "health plan," "insured," and "person"; prohibit an insurer or pharmacy benefit manager from excluding any cost-sharing amount paid by or or behalf of an insured when ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB101Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit a public or private postsecondary educational institution from requiring a student to receive any vaccination for disease unless the student is participating in an educational program that involves ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHCR5Intro

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Urge federal policymakers to expedite research regarding the safety and efficacy of the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB94Intro

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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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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB102Intro

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Amend KRS 304.17A-611 to prohibit insurers from requiring or using certain utilization reviews for certain prescription drugs used to treat alcohol or opioid use disorder; amend KRS 205.536 to prohibit the Department for Medicaid Services or a Medica...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB122Intro

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Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; establish the urgent-need insulin program and the continuing access to insulin program; establish eligibility guidelines for both programs; establish the application process; establish t...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB119Intro

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Create 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 treatme...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
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