05RS HB76


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HB 76/FN (BR 212) - D. Graham

     AN ACT relating to hospital-acquired infections.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to define "Ambulatory surgical center," "Cabinet", "Hospital," and "Hospital-acquired infection"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to require the cabinet to collect data on hospital-acquired infection rates and require a quarterly report from each hospital and ambulatory surgical center on their infection rates; establish an advisory committee to assist the cabinet in evaluating reported data; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to require the cabinet to annually report to the Legislative Research Commission a summary of the data received from the hospitals' and ambulatory surgical centers' quarterly reports; create a new chapter of KRS Chapter 216 to create a penalty of termination of licensure, or other sanctions determined by the cabinet and a civil penalty of $1000 per day per violation for hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers that misleads or withholds information; and create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to make the cabinet responsible for enforcing compliance.


     HCS/FN - Delete original provisions; direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish a twenty member task force to study methods to reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections and increase public awareness; require a final report submission by November 15, 2005, to the Legislative Research Commission and to the Governor.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 1-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2005
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 81-13 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 24-received in Senate
     Feb 25-to Health and Welfare (S)

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