Title 902 | Chapter 002 | Regulation 240E


STATEMENT OF EMERGENCY
902 KAR 2:240E

CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
Department for Public Health
Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning
(Emergency Amended at ARRS Committee)

902 KAR 2:240E.COVID-19 test acquisition and distribution.

Section 1.

COVID-19 Tests Acquisition.

(1)

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) shall coordinate testing operations in accordance with federal and state requirements.

(2)

Federal and state funding shall be made available to support testing operations including the purchase of testing and laboratory supplies.

(3)

Request for COVID-19 testing resources, including personnel, equipment, and supplies, shall be made to the State Emergency Operations Center or the State Health Operation Center.

(4)

KDPH shall distribute any COVID-19 test available upon request from all hospitals, licensed health care providers, jails, prisons, homeless shelters, local health departments, and other entities.

Section 2.

COVID-19 Test Distribution in Support of Vulnerable Populations.

(1)

In accordance with Ky. Acts Ch. 5 Section 3 the cabinet shall, to the extent supplies and necessary funding is available, and in compliance with existing federal and state statutes and regulations, obtain and distribute BinaxNOW™ antigen test cards to jails, prisons, homeless shelters, local health departments, and other entities serving vulnerable populations;

(2)

KDHP will facilitate distribution of tests to eligible entities that have been approved through a standardized resource request process.

FILED WITH LRC: December 9, 2021
CONTACT PERSON: Krista Quarles, Policy Analyst, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, 275 East Main Street 5 W-A, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621; phone 502-564-6746; fax 502-564-7091; email CHFSregs@ky.gov.

7-Year Expiration: 12/20/2028

Last Action: 12/21/2021


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