04RS HB260


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HB 260 (BR 1185) - T. Burch, M. Marzian

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Early Intervention System.
     Amend KRS 200.654 to add definitions of "assessment," "developmental delay," "diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay or established risk diagnosis," "evaluation," "infant and toddlers with disabilities," and "service coordination"; add informed clinical opinion to the diagnostic instruments and procedures that may be used to determine eligibility of infants and toddlers with disabilities; amend KRS 200.658 to require the interagency coordinating council to review administrative regulations related to the early intervention system; amend KRS 200.660 to require input by the district committee in identifying a local point of entry; require the cabinet to submit proposed administrative regulations to the interagency coordinating council for review and recommendations; require the cabinet to prepare and make available written policy procedures and implementation plans when administrative regulations are promulgated; require the cabinet to comply with federal statutes and regulations related to the early intervention system; require the cabinet to consult with appropriate agencies to maintain effective and efficient best practice policy standards; require the recruiting and hiring of appropriately and adequately trained personnel; amend KRS 200.664 to comply with requirements in federal law for the individualized family services plan, including statements of major outcomes expected, child and family needs, specific services to be provided, funding, dates of services, name of service coordinator, and transition services; clarify periodic review and annual review procedures and requirements, including the need for repeated evaluation procedures.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except amend developmental delay; add required annual report; amend periodic review and annual review requirements; require that program expenditures not exceed designated amount in the budget.

     HFA (1, T. Burch) - Retain original provisions except make technical corrections; add that eligibility for services be the lowest priority for cutting services; add a requirement for the Division of Early Childhood Development to convene a work group by July 15, 2004 to make recommendations to the cabinet regarding the use of informed clinical opinion, recommended practice and service delivery, professional development and training, and measures for cost cutting and to submit a report by October 1, 2004; and require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations as recommended by the work group report.

     Jan 13-introduced in House
     Jan 14-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 20-posted in committee
     Jan 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 30-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 4, 2004
     Feb 10-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 12-received in Senate
     Feb 18-to Health and Welfare (S)

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