05RS HB439


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HB 439/FN (BR 1175) - J. Barrows, J. Higdon, J. Arnold Jr, E. Ballard, T. Burch, L. Clark, R. Crimm, R. Damron, J. Gooch Jr, Ji. Lee, M. Marzian, H. Moberly Jr, R. Palumbo, J. Wayne, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to licensure and regulation of health facilities and services.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to allow a facility with beds licensed as nursing home beds to convert licensed nursing home beds to licensed intermediate care facility beds, and exempt the conversion from the certificate of need process; prohibit any facility with more than 60 beds from converting the bets; and require any conversion to occur prior on or before September 1, 2005; amend KRS 142.301 to except services provided through licensed personal care beds from the definition of nursing facility services, and define "total bed capacity"; amend KRS 142.361 to revise the provider assessment against nursing facility services, and exempt state veterans nursing homes; amend KRS 142.307 to conform.


     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Amend KRS 205.560 to require Medicaid to use forms and guidelines established by the commissioner of insurance to assess the credentials of health care providers applying for participation in Medicaid; amend KRS 216B.155 to require health care facilities to use the application form and guidelines established by the commissioner of insurance to assess the credentials of persons applying for privileges; and amend KRS 314.17A-545 to require the commissioner of insurance to establish a uniform application form and guidelines for the evaluation and reevaluation of health care providers, including psychologists, who will be on a health benefit plan's list of participating providers.

     SFA (2/Title, J. Denton) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (3, J. Denton) - Attach provisions of SB 189/GA; clarify that a school district and its employees have immunity from any injury sustained by a student from any reaction to any hypoglycemic or seizure medications or its administration, and that a parent shall hold harmless the school and its employees against any claims made for any reaction to any medications or the administration thereof to treat a hypoglycemic episode or seizure; and add that Glucagon may be administered at school for hypoglycemia or other conditions noted in the health care practitioner's written statement.

     Feb 11-introduced in House
     Feb 14-to Appropriations and Revenue (H); posting waived
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 17, 2005
     Feb 17-3rd reading, passed 95-0
     Feb 18-received in Senate
     Feb 24-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Feb 28-taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading; returned to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent bill
     Mar 4-floor amendments (1) (2-title) and (3) filed
     Mar 8-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 8, 2005; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1) (2-title) and (3) withdrawn; passed 35-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 16-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 73)

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