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KYHB429PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 411, requiring plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions to file a certificate of merit; repeal all sections in KRS Chapter 216C, the 2017 Medical Review Panel Act.
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2019-03-27
became law without Governor's Signature (KY Acts ch. 180)
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)
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)
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)
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)
KYHB217PassAmend KRS 311.878 to update certifying bodies; create a new section of KRS 311.864 to 311.890 to provide for temporary certification and the cancellation of temporary certification; repeal KRS 311.882.
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 158)
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)
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)
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)
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)
KYHB513PassAmend KRS 12.500, 210.485, 210.506, 210.509, 214.185, 222.003, 222.271, 222.311, 222.421, 222.430, 222.431, 222.432, 222.433; 222.434, 222.435, 222.441, 222.460, 304.17A-660, 311B.160, 600.020, 610.127, and 620.023, to change "alcohol and other drug ...
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2019-03-26
signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 128)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
KYHB121EngrossAmend KRS 304.17A-611 to prohibit insurers from setting requirements or using certain utilization reviews for certain prescription drugs used to treat opioid use disorder; amend KRS 205.536 to prohibit the Department for Medicaid Services or a Medica...
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2019-03-13
To Senate Banking and Insurance 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
KYSCR46EngrossCreate the Alzheimer's and Dementia Workforce Assessment Task Force to study the state's healthcare workforce needs as well as the state's long-term care services and supports infrastructure, including long-term care facilities that are used to provi...
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2019-03-07
taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
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
KYHB490IntroAmend KRS 161.790 to clarify the causes for which a contract of a teacher may be terminated; require an attorney to serve as hearing officer and chairman of the tribunal; remove the lay person from the tribunal; establish selection and training requi...
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2019-03-05
floor amendment (2) filed
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
KYHB440IntroAmend KRS 314.042 to add requirements for the Collaborative Agreement for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse's Prescriptive Authority for Controlled Substances (CAPA-CS).
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2019-02-22
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
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
KYHB512IntroCreate a new section of KRS 217.905 to 217.919 to require a pharmacist or a pharmacist’s designee to inform persons verbally, in writing, or by posted signage of methods for the sequestration or deactivation and disposal of specified unused, unwant...
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2019-02-21
To House Health and Family Services 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
KYHB449IntroAmend KRS 304.17A-611 to prohibit insurers from setting requirements or using certain utilization reviews for a covered person's initial admission of up to 14 days to a short-term residential treatment facility for substance use disorder treatment; a...
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2019-02-20
To House Banking and Insurance Committee
KYSB248IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapters 311, 319, and 335 to prohibit practitioners from engaging in conversion therapy, including the compensation and advertisement for conversion therapy; require violations to be subject to board discipline and false c...
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2019-02-19
To Senate Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations 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
KYSB188IntroAmend KRS 311.586 to make language gender-neutral.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB187IntroAmend KRS 311.271 to make language gender-neutral.
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2019-02-15
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHB350IntroAmend KRS 342.020 to require an employer to pay for medical benefits at the time of injury and thereafter during disability instead of 780 weeks; amend KRS 342.315 to eliminate the requirement that physicians contracting with the commissioner to perf...
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2019-02-14
To House Economic Development & Workforce Investment Committee
KYHB308IntroCreate 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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2019-02-12
To House Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs Committee
KYHB310IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 222 to entitle this Act the "Medication-Assisted Treatment Program Licensing Act"; define terms; establish the licensure for opioid treatment programs; require oversight by the Department for Behavioral Health, Deve...
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2019-02-12
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYSB106IntroAmend KRS 218A.172 to add issues that a practitioner is required to discuss with a patient prior to prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance to a patient; require that the same information is discussed prior to a third sequential prescription...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB137IntroAmend KRS 304.39-020 to make technical changes; to define CMS revenue codes, current procedural terminology, healthcare common procedure acting system, health care provider or provider, and international statistical classification of disease; to chan...
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2019-02-08
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
KYHB211IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapters 311, 319, and 335 to prohibit practitioners from engaging in conversion therapy, including the compensation and advertisement for conversion therapy; require violations to be subject to board discipline and false c...
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2019-02-06
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB184IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapters 311, 312, 313, 314, and 320 to require licensed health care professionals to disclose to patients in writing sanctions by a disciplining authority for sexual misconduct.
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2019-02-06
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB167IntroCreate new section of KRS Chapter 311 to define "Do Not Resuscitate or DNR order"; require the signature of a patient or a family member of the patient before implementing a do not resuscitate order written by a health care provider in a hospital set...
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2019-02-05
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYSB42IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 205 to limit the number of (MCO) contracts to operate the Medicaid program to three and to establish a process for selecting the three MCOs to be awarded the contracts; require that services provided in rural counti...
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2019-01-11
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB78IntroAmend 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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2019-01-11
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB24IntroAmend KRS 304.17A-005 to incorporate definitions of terms used in the Act, including "balance billing," "cost sharing", and "usual, customary, and reasonable rate"; create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require the insurance comm...
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2019-01-10
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
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