06RS HB540


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HB 540/CI (BR 1631) - T. Burch, B. DeWeese

     AN ACT relating to hepatitis C.
     Create new section of KRS Chapter 214 to require the Department of Public Health, in coordination with the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Department of Corrections, to develop a statewide education, awareness, and information program on hepatitis C; provide the program shall include material to specifically address individuals who may be at high-risk of infection and may utilize materials developed by health-related companies, and community-based or national advocacy organizations; require the Department of Public Health to consult with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, the University of Louisville School of Medicine, the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Liver Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and any other scientific, medical, or advocacy organization to develop the protocols and guidelines for the hepatitis C education, awareness, and information program.


     HCS/CI - Retain original provisions except make all provisions permissive except the requirement that the Department for Public Health develop a hepatitis C awareness and information program and report to the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare by December 6, 2006 and every six months thereafter.

     Feb 9-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 13-posted in committee
     Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, 2006
     Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-received in Senate
     Mar 3-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 22, 2006
     Mar 22-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 23-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 24-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 133)

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