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HB 152 (BR 113) - M. Marzian, M. Cherry, M. Dedman Jr, B. DeWeese, K. Hall, M. Harmon

     AN ACT relating to trauma care, and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to state findings that trauma care is a severe health problem and cause of death and disability, and trauma care is limited in parts of the state and an efficient and coordinated statewide trauma system is necessary; define "trauma", "trauma center", and "trauma center verification"; establish an Office of Trauma Care in the Department of Public Health and specify goals and duties; require an advisory committee and specify membership; require the office to develop and implement a statewide trauma care system that includes prevention, continuing education for care providers, statewide guidelines and protocols, voluntary hospital verification as a trauma center, local and regional triage and transport protocols, and quality assurance and peer review; require the office to coordinate all activities related to trauma care and to receive assistance from other state agencies and boards; specify that data obtained by the office shall be confidential and not subject to discovery or introduction in civil action; the source of funding shall be realized from the savings generated by KyHealth Choices (Kentucky's Medicaid program) for state fiscal year 2007-2008.


     HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill, except to remove appropriation language; add one representative from the Kentucky Telehealth Network and one from the Emergency Nurses Association to the advisory board; clarify that data collected related to the trauma registry is confidential.

     HCA (1/Title, M. Marzian) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (1, M. Marzian) - Retain original provisions of the bill; amend to add emergency room physicians and trauma surgeons to the advisory committee; amend to clarify use of data collected for the trauma registry.

     Jan 2-introduced in House
     Jan 3-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 9-posted in committee
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 20-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2007
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1)
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 1-reassigned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

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