04RS SB64


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SB 64/FN/LM/CI (BR 1110) - D. Kelly, D. Karem, T. Buford, G. Neal, J. Rhoads, R. Roeding, E. Worley

     AN ACT relating to jail inmates.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 210 to require the Cabinet for Health Services to create a telephonic behavioral health jail triage system to screen jail prisoners for mental health, suicide, mental retardation, and acquired brain injury risk factors; require that the system consist of a written screening instrument to be used upon a prisoner's admission to jail, and a telephonic hotline for use if an increased risk factor is identified; require that the system recommend protocols for the prisoner's housing, supervision, and care to reduce the identified risks; create a new section of KRS Chapter 441 to require jailers to use the triage system, and to consider utilizing the triage system's recommended protocols for housing, supervision, and care.


     SCS/LM/CI - Retain provisions of original bill except make discretionary the use of the telephonic triage hotline.

     HCA (1, H. Moberly) - Make technical corrections.

     HFA (1, H. Moberly) - Retain original provisions except do not require that the screening instrument be written and clarify that facilities have discretion to use the telephonic behavioral health triage system.

     HFA (2, R. Webb) - Retain original provisions except include schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as examples of mental illness.

     HFA (3, R. Webb) - Retain original provisions except include requirement that if all or a portion of operational responsibility for the triage system is delegated to the regional community mental health and mental retardation services program, then each program must be paid based on the number of jail beds in the region as a proportion of the total number of jail beds statewide.

     HFA (4, R. Webb) - Retain original provisions of bill and create a new section of KRS Chapter 441 to provide that a licensed physician or licensed health care professional who is treating the prisoner or who is employed by the jail may alter any protocols or mental health care procedures or treatments recommended by the triage system or by the Cabinet for Health Services; and require such physician or health care professional to determine that the alternative treatment is medically necessary.

     HFA (5, J. Jenkins) - Retain original provisions and create a new section of KRS Chapter 441 to require the jailer or the person in charge of the local or regional detention facility to transport all misdemeanant prisoners to court appearances within the Commonwealth.

     Jan 8-introduced in Senate
     Jan 13-to Judiciary (S)
     Jan 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 23-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 29, 2004
     Jan 29-3rd reading, passed 32-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House
     Feb 2-to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 10-posted in committee
     Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 19-floor amendments (2) (3) and (4) filed
     Mar 23-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 24, 2004
     Mar 25-floor amendment (5) filed

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