06RS HB121


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HB 121 (BR 923) - S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to disclosure of information about sprinkler systems in long-term care facilities.
     Create a new section of KRS 216.537 to 216.590 to require a long-term care facility to inform a person prior to admission about details of the facility's sprinkler system; require a facility that does not have a sprinkler system to inform a person prior to admission about the absence and to obtain a written acknowledgment that the person is aware about the absence of a sprinkler system; and prohibit the acknowledgment from containing a waiver of any liability arising from the absence of a sprinkler system.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except provide a definition of "long-term care facility"; specify that long-term care facilities that do not have a sprinkler system in each resident room shall explain details about the facility's sprinkler system to the resident and whether any rooms in the facility are not equipped with a sprinkler.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 3-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 20-posted in committee
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 3-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 7, 2006
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 91-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 13-received in Senate
     Feb 15-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 14-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 15, 2006
     Mar 15-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 16-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 24-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 46)

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