04RS HB242


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HB 242 (BR 1123) - G. Lindsay

     AN ACT relating to public health.
     Amend KRS 202A.011 to expand the definition of "hospital" to include health care facilities that have a psychiatrist on their medical staff.


     HCS - Delete original provisions and amend KRS 202A.031 to specify that a hospital with a psychiatrist on staff may hold a person who may be mentally ill for up to 72 hours without a court order.

     SFA (1, R. Sanders Jr) - Retain original provisions; add provision to include health care facilities that have a physician on staff under the definition of "hospital" in KRS 202A.011(6)(a).

     SFA (3, D. Thayer) - Provide that, for the purposes of allowing an authorized staff physician to order the admission into a hospital of any person who is present or is presented at the hospital, "hospital" includes an acute care hospital licensed by the Commonwealth, rather than a licensed medical facility that has a licensed psychiatrist on staff.

     Jan 9-introduced in House
     Jan 12-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 15-posted in committee
     Jan 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 26, 2004
     Jan 29-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
     Jan 30-received in Senate
     Feb 4-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 25, 2004; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 23-floor amendment (1) withdrawn
     Mar 25-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 26-floor amendment (3) filed
     Mar 29-taken from Committee, placed in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 26-3 with floor amendment (3) ; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Apr 12-taken from committee; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (3)
     Apr 13-House concurred in Senate floor amendment (3) ; passed 96-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 139)

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