00RS SB339


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SB 339/FN (BR 2264) - R. Roeding, T. Buford, T. Shaughnessy, K. Stine, J. Westwood, D. Williams

     AN ACT relating to hospitals and declaring an emergency.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to define "acute care hospital," "private psychiatric hospital," "state mental hospital," and "university hospital"; amend KRS 205.640 to require MART payments to be transferred to Department for Medicaid Services on a quarterly basis; provide for disproportionate share payments to defined terms; create new section of KRS Chapter 205 to establish maximum disproportionate share payments and to require certain payments to be made within 45 days of effective date; EMERGENCY.


     SCS/FN - Retain original provisions; require hospital to submit supporting documentation for indigent care data if requested by Department for Medicaid Services; clarify that no hospital shall bill a patient for services if the patient's family has an income under 100% of the federal poverty level; clarify that an outpatient health facility that obtains a license in response to a Medicare prospective payment system regulation shall not eliminate the requirement for a certificate of need if one would otherwise be required.

     Feb 28-introduced in Senate
     Mar 1-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 10, 2000
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 13-received in House
     Mar 14-to Health and Welfare (H); posting waived; posted in committee
     Mar 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 22, 2000
     Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 97-0
     Mar 24-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 310)

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