04RS HB672


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HB 672 (BR 2299) - R. Palumbo, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to boarding homes.
     Amend KRS to permit the cabinet to summarily suspend the licenses of boarding homes that pose significant risks to the health and safety of their patrons.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 216B.305 to provide that no person who has been convicted of a crime of abuse under KRS 508.100 to 508.120 or who has had a report substantiated by the cabinet shall be registered to operate a boarding home; allow for a violation of a local ordinance to constitute grounds for revocation of initial or annual registration; provide that cabinet may summarily suspend registration for failure of a facility to meet certain standards; and make technical correction.

     HFA (1, R. Palumbo) - Delete the original provisions of the bill in entirety and insert a new section of KRS 216.300 to 216.320 to permit the cabinet to penalize boarding homes that are not registered; permit the cabinet to seek issuance of an injunction and enforcement of civil penalties; permit penalties of at least $1,000 but not more than $5,000; permit the cabinet to impose a civil penalty of at least $1,000 but not more than $5,000 upon a person that aids and abets the operation of an unregistered boarding home; permit collection of attorney's fees and costs incurred by the cabinet or local government related to relocating boarders; amend KRS 216B.305 to prohibit a person convicted of a crime of abuse under KRS 508.100 to 508.120 or substantiated abuse by the cabinet from registering a boarding home; require nutritional standards sufficient to meet the needs of the boarders; require screening to ensure that individuals meet the definition of "boarder" under KRS 216B.300(3); prohibit registration of a boarding home in cases of previous penalties, denials, or revocation for a period of five years; permit appeal of registration denial and an expedited hearing for a summary suspension; create a penalty for concealing information on a registration application; permit denial or revocation for noncompliance with administrative regulations, failure to correct violations, or conviction of a crime related to abuse, neglect, or exploitation; prohibit handling, storing, or dispensing of a boarder's prescription; require access to a lockable compartment; permit the cabinet to summarily suspend the registration of a boarding home in cases of significant risk; permit a penalty for advertising, soliciting boarders, or operating a boarding home without registration.

     Mar 1-introduced in House
     Mar 2-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Mar 3-posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 16-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 17, 2004; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 18-received in Senate
     Mar 22-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 25-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2004
     Mar 26-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 29-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Apr 12-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Apr 13-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 170)

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